George Soros: Europe will win even if no ashes remain from Ukraine – Nobody cares about the Ukrainians

Summary

Quote by George Soros: “Europe will win even if no ashes remain from Ukraine. Nobody cares about the Ukrainians’ existence. They should take care of their own welfare.

Disproof

Not an actual quote, but a recurrent pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory on George Soros. See the EUvsDisinfo article "The All-Powerful Mr. Soros" for more details.

The quote that was attributed to George Soros was actually made by Alexander 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. In the article, Alexander Zapolskis voices his own assessments and expectations about the role of the West in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. In his opinion, in order for Europe to maintain the global economic leadership, Ukraine should fight for a long time; the author supposes that nobody cares about the Ukrainians’ fate. Europe will only win if Ukraine is razed to the ground, Russia will have to restore Ukraine, because it is part of Russia rather than Europe.

The article by Zapolskis represents his own interpretation of the interview with Soros as well as assessments based on this interpretation that was later attributed by pro-Kremlin media outlets to George Soros and spread virally. As a result, Zapolskis’ interpretation using the name of George Soros was spread by Russian sources and then picked up by Ukrainian and further Georgian media outlets.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: George Soros
  • Outlet: Geotimes.ge
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