Disinfo: Fascist Zelensky declared the Russian nation an enemy of Ukraine

Summary

(The) Jew Zelenskyy declared the Russian nation an enemy of Ukraine. However, you do not expect anything else from the fascist president. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy changed his rhetoric that the main enemy of the Ukrainians is supposedly Russia, now, according to him, it is the Russians who are the invaders.

Disproof

This is a new take on an already well-known Russian disinformation narrative, attempting to portray Ukraine as a fascist, Nazi state.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. In the 2019 election, far-right candidates fell short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.

The article mentions the recent interview with Volodymyr Zelenskyy. However, in his interview for the New York Times the Ukrainian president never mentioned that the Russian nation is the enemy of Ukraine. A full text of the interview is also available in Russian.

Read similar cases alleging that Ukraine is a neo-Nazi state and Ukraine is an anti-Russian state under Western control, that pro-Western civil society in Ukraine and Belarus is a fascist fifth column, that Ukraine is run by pro-EU oligarchic Nazis supported by the US, or that Europe supports the revival of fascism.

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  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Nazi/Fascist
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