George Soros destabilises states in order to provoke civil wars like Euromaidan in Ukraine

Summary

George Soros destabilises states in order to provoke civil wars like Euromaidan in Ukraine

Disproof

No evidence given. Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation claiming  George Soros aims to destabilise countries and topple regimes in post-communist  Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. See here for similar cases.

In reality Soros’ Open Society Foundations [OSF] - which are inspired by Karl Popper’s concept of the “open society” - aim to promote civil society, the rule of law, human rights and liberal democracy  around the world by funding civil society groups.

The International Renaissance Foundation, a Ukrainian NGO founded by Soros,  played an important role supporting civil society during the Euromaidan protests. The foundation ensured that legal aid was made available throughout the crisis to civic activists, protesters, and journalists; supplied victims of violence with medical care; enabled civil society solidarity and organization; supported channels like Hromadske TV in independent, live reporting about events on the Maidan; and documented cases of torture, beatings, and police and courts abuse.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 157
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Conspiracy, George Soros
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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Ukraine will not survive as a country in the current state of civil war

Japan disputes Russian sovereignty over the Kuril Islands but has been endlessly delaying this issue for a century or so. Ukraine cannot follow Japan’s strategy. It will just not survive this long, especially in the current state of civil war which it does not want to put an end to.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about failing Ukraine and the war in Ukraine. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas. Prior debunks of this narrative can be found here and here.

The war in Ukraine was supported by Russian Federation armed forces, it is not a civil war as some want to portray it. The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded Russia to stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and from the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded Russia to comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border.

Russia’s 9M729 missile does not violate the INF Treaty

Russia’s 9M729 missile does not violate the INF Treaty. This missile was not developed nor tested with a range superior to that established by the INF Treaty. The US has never produced any proof that the missile violated the INF Treaty.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that Russia’s 9M729 missile does not violate the INF Treaty, that the US is fully responsible for the demise of the Treaty, and that Russia is interested in dialogue about the Treaty but the US is not.

The INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty, signed in 1987, prohibits the US and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5500 kilometers.

Belarus is under ‘colour revolution’ pressure from the West and global influence groups

The irresponsible policies of Western governments and oligarchs have resulted in a planetary crisis. Only the preservation of Belarusian traditions and values can overcome this. Many global political and economic processes are managed by trans-border ‘influence groups’ who only care about their own benefits and disregard any national interests.
For instance, the Ukrainians made one-sided concessions to the EU and the US without getting a say in the issues of mutual interest. Even the EU’s visa free regime for Ukrainians is just a fig leaf to cover the geopolitical intentions of Western governments and oligarchs. Belarus-related policies of Western politicians are also often dictated by global influence groups. This is why Belarusians have to be ideologically and technologically prepared to withstand this pressure and to disrupt their scenarios, be they orange, velvet, or brown.

 

Disproof

This message contains common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Shadow Government narratives, the Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood countries, including Belarus, and about Ukraine's lost sovereignty.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites, the West attempted to stage at least 6 colour revolutions in Belarus, and that the EU may cancel the visa-free regime due to the measles epidemic in Ukraine.