Disinfo: In Ukraine neo-Nazis are integrated into the system of power

Summary

In Ukraine neo-Nazis are integrated into the system of power.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date= The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The vast majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide) consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens: bit.ly/1Tl9X7W. The insignificance of the "Right Sector" is evident from the election results – their candidate received 0.7% of the vote in the May 2014 presidential elections, and the party received 1.8% of the vote in the October 2014 parliamentary elections.

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  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/11/2018
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
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Baltic states are frightened by the single European army. The new European security system will be anti-American. To the leadership of the Baltic states, based on Russophobia, this doesn’t look good.

Disproof

No evidence given. The article mentions only quotes by Latvian representatives, which do not express any kind of fear. Commander of Latvian Armed Forces Leonīds Kalniņš stressed that "Europe already has an army of its own in a way". Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Russophobia.

Disinfo: Hillary Clinton dedicated her thesis to Lucifer

By the way, when an odious woman, Hillary Clinton, running for the U.S. presidency, was graduating from the university, she dedicated her thesis to Lucifer as “one of the first fighters for democracy and freedom.

Disproof

The disinformation message was first published on a Russian language website, where it spread to Georgian language outlet Georgia and World.

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Disinfo: EU wants to ensure Ukraine will continue the war with Russia

Germany, Poland and EU bureaucracy are not interested in calming down the current power in Ukraine. [The EU] prepared and persecuted them, set them on Russia for this very purpose. — All this has been prepared to ensure that Ukraine stays at war with Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine. There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence. The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government." The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States. The EU supports Ukraine in ensuring a stable, prosperous and democratic future for its citizens and is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty. Read more about EU-Ukraine relations here.