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No breakthroughs in Donbas or Crimea if Zelensky wins because it is Washington that decides

Summary of Disinformation

There is no big difference for the US regarding who will be Ukraine’s next president because, in any case, American geopolitical interests in Ukraine are strongly protected for the near future. If Volodymyr Zelensky becomes the next President, pressure on the Russian language in Ukraine will likely soften, whereas the powers of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory over Ukrainian history and culture are likely be diminished.

On foreign policy, under Zelensky’s presidency, Ukraine will continue Euro-Atlantic integration. The country’s external debts to IMF and the World Bank will keep growing and relations with Russia will remain confrontational. As for the resolution of the Donbas conflict or Crimea’s status, these issues are decided in Washington rather than in Kyiv. The US is interested in unleashing anti-Russia hysteria in Central Europe and in containing Russia via an escalation in Russia-Ukraine relations.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about discrimination against Russian speakers in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood and alleged control over Ukraine by the US as well as about anti-Russian hysteria in the West.

See an earlier case alleging that the Ukrainian elections are a competition among Washington's puppets.

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Reported in: Issue 144
Date: 01.04.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Anti-Russian, Donbas, Elections, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus
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