Disinfo: For Western countries, Ukraine is an integral part of Russia


For the West, Ukraine remains an integral part of Russia, where some of its inhabitants were fooled.

Before Ukraine wakes up and comes to its senses, the West is in a hurry to turn Ukraine, according to Soros, into ashes, littered with a mountain of stinking corpses.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood alleging that Ukraine is abandoned by its foreign partners and that Ukraine does not exist as a state.

There is no evidence that any country in the West considers Ukraine a part of Russia. The EU, the US and other free countries respect Ukrainian statehood. They maintain diplomatic relations with Ukraine. Ukraine is also a full-fledged member of international organisations, on an equal basis with other states.

Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU.

The quote that was attributed to George Soros was actually made by Aleksandr Zapolskis, a political commentator for a pro-Kremlin media outlet. In the article published by regnum.ru, Zapolskis cited German magazine Cicero’s interview with Soros, which does not contain any such comment, as the source of the quotation. For further information see our debunk.

Read earlier disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine is not a state: Ukraine does not exist as a state, it is a colony of the US Democratic Party, Ukraine is a fake country, Ukrainian ideology was created to split the Russian nation.


  • Reported in: Issue 205
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Abandoned Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood, George Soros


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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