Disinfo: Donbas is a Russian land that is being bombed by...

Summary

Donbas is a Russian land that is being bombed by European troops every day.

Disproof

No evidence given. Donbas is a part of the sovereign state Ukraine.The EU High Representative's Official Spokesperson has made it clear that "Ukraine has a right to take legitimate actions in defence of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, in full respect of its international obligations. It is Ukraine’s duty to preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives" bit.ly/1RMKnDr, . In addition, there are no European troops whatsoever in Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Europe, Donbas
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In 2014, the West provoked anti-government protests of Ukrainians to distract the world from the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Disproof

No evidence given. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of a large part of the Ukrainian society to the former President Yanukovych’s departure from the Association Agreement with the EU in November 2013.

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The name of ‘Ukraine’ is not historically correct for the country, the historical name is ‘Malorossiya’ and ‘Novorossiya’.

Disproof

This claim is contrary to historical documents. Since the 16-18 centuries, the word of ‘Ukraine’ was in use among both the Moscovites and the Europeans, for instance in the book ‘Déscription de l’Ukraine’ by Guillaume le Vasseur de Beauplan published in 1648 or on the well-known map by the Black Sea, composed by Georg Matthäus Seutter in 1740.bit.ly/2lCc8d2,