Disinfo: In order to join the EU Western Ukrainians are ready to secede to Poland

Summary

The overwhelming majority of residents of Western Ukraine would be glad to join the European Union as citizens of Poland.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the alleged "disintegration of Ukraine" that undermines Ukrainian statehood.

According to a poll conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology in April 2019, only 1.5% of the residents of Galychyna region (Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil oblasts) supported the idea of secession to Poland. In 2014, only 2.8% of those surveyed considered joining Poland as a good idea for the region.

See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the coronavirus will cause the collapse of Ukraine and that Ukraine is in free fall.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 196
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood
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Ukrainian army purposefully fires at children in Donbas

Against the backdrop of indifference on the part of the world community, Ukrainian servicemen intentionally fire at children of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Ukraine continues to terrorise the Republic’s population and traditionally increases the number of aggressive acts before holidays, such as Victory Day.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

Over the last two weeks, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has recorded just one case of injuries sustained by children. According to the May 5 report, three children were injured due to shelling in Oleksandrivka (non-government-controlled). Medical staff at a Donetsk hospital refused to provide the SMM with further information.

US labs in Ukraine are military bases

American laboratories in Ukraine are military bases for the United States. These laboratories receive tasks from the US Department of Defense. The issue of placing these dangerous objects on Ukrainian territory concern Washington more than Ukrainian authorities, which is shown by the fact that the US Embassy in Kyiv answered the questions of Ukrainian MPs about the labs before Ukrainian officials did so.

Disproof

Recurrent Kremlin-led conspiracy theory not supported by any evidence.

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine denies all these claims. On the contrary, in Ukraine, the US Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program works with the Ukrainian Government to consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins of security concern in Ukrainian government facilities while allowing for peaceful research and vaccine development.

The Masters of Darkness invented the COVID-19 and seek world domination

The diabolical Masters of Darkness, who invented and launched this COVID19 pandemic, are nothing less than murderers. Mass-murderers, that is. They are committing mass genocide on a worldwide scale in proportions unknown in recent history of humankind. And this to dominate a world under a New World Order, aiming at a massively reduced world population.

The self-imposed new rulers decide who will live and who will die. Their self-promoting do-gooder agenda – à la Bill Gates and Co. – professes to reduce world poverty – yes, by killing the poor, by, for example, tainted toxic vaccinations, rendering African women infertile.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic, biological weapons and one of the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a "Deep state" or Shadow Government of all-powerful groups ruling the world and controlling leaders.This is part of a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service. See our articles on conspiracy theories targeting Bill Gates and the spread of anti-vaxxer tropes.

There is no evidences to support the claim that the coronavirus is a biological weapon. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading, with new cases being reported in more that 200 countires of the world.