Disinfo: Germany funds Nazism in Ukraine

Summary

Germany allocates funds for the renovation of Stepan Bandera Street in Lviv, thus funding Nazism, and Nazi collaborators in Ukraine.

Germany supports all who ideologically support the Nazi regime.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about Germany and the EU supporting a Nazi regime in Ukraine and Nazism taking over Europe.

The medieval city centre of Lviv (Ukraine) has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The project of municipal development and rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development. The project started in 2009, and in 2015 Lviv and Leipzig signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, which stipulates the redevelopment of Stepan Bandera street.

German Federal Ministry for Economy supports different projects around the globe.

Germany is continuously commemorating victims of Nazi regime and has a clear policy against its glorification.

 

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Eurozone @ Vesti FM (06:10, 16:35)
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In Estonia, racism won the election

Estonian elections brought Nazis in tailcoats to power.

In Estonia, racism won the election.

Americans are controlling Estonian media.

 

Disproof

Obviously, it wasn't the Nazis, but the Reform party that won the elections. Racism is not in the agenda of the Reform party.

Regarding the Estonian media, claims on the "US controlling the media" are unfounded. Estonia ranked 12th in the World Press Freedom Index. Ownership of the major media holdings in Estonia are transparent and diverse.

No public evidence of the use of Novichok in Salisbury

A year after the Salisbury poisoning, still no evidence of the use of Novichok was presented to the public.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Skripal poisoning, one of many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by pro-Kremlin outlets about this case. See here and here for EUvsDisinfo summary of disinformation narratives surrounding Skripal poisoning.

British police have presented a solid chain of evidence about the Skripal case, including pictures, that connects the two suspects to particular locations in the case. Parts of the material have been released to the public. British police and intelligence investigations have produced sufficient hard evidence to charge two Russian nationals for the attack on the Skripals. More British public documents and statements on the case can be found here.

No evidence of Russian role in Skripal poisoning

One year after the alleged poisoning of Russian double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter, the UK Government, the Western media, and NATO allies continue to accuse Russia of involvement in the incident. No evidence of Moscow’s role has been made available either to the public or to the Russian government. The Skripal “poisoning” is a false-flag operation organised by UK intelligence services to demonise Russia and its leaders.

Disproof

The story advances two recurring pro-Kremlin narratives, one casting the Skripal poisoning as wholly unconnected to Russia, and one portraying Western governments as pathologically anti-Russian.

Notwithstanding the diplomatic tensions between London and Moscow, the UK law enforcement agencies are neither obliged nor reasonably expected to divulge the findings of an ongoing, domestic criminal probe to the Russian government. In September 2018, the Metropolitan Police made its findings available to the public, complete with a timeline of events leading up to and following the 4 March poisoning, as well as information on the Russia-manufactured nerve agent used.