Disinfo: Ethnic Russians in Ukraine are under a dictatorial regime that…

Summary

Ethnic Russians in Ukraine are under a dictatorial regime that turns them into anti-Russians through terrorism and propaganda.

Disproof

There is no dictatorial regime in Ukraine. This very common piece of disinformation claims that Ukrainians are anti-Russian. The actions of Russia such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 48
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Anti-Russian, Terrorism, Ethnic Russians
  • Outlet: Mesto vstrechi @ NTV (time: 1:31:09)
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Disproof

Most importantly, a war between the US and Russia is not in anyone's interest and has not been signalled by the US in any way. bit.ly/29Clz6e, Bancruptcies in the US in January 2016 were down from in January 2014.bit.ly/2fIBPWx, The unemployment rate in the US is at 4.9%, as much as 81.7% of employed people are working full-time bit.ly/2fJcSXz, . According to research from 2009, 71% of the US population have access to emergency care. bit.ly/2fv0hr8,

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Disproof

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Disproof

Henichesk Regional Administration chairman Oleksander Vorobyov dismissed Russia's alleged help as a complete fake. The city is not receiving gas from Crimea, moreover, Crimea has no gas of its own to share with the mainland. More details from StopFake