Disinfo: In Ukraine, there is anti-human propaganda against Russians

Summary

Anti-human propaganda in Ukraine starts from early childhood. The same was done in Nazi Germany when people were set against Jews, Gypsies, and Slavs. Russians are not human for the Ukrainians. They consider themselves to be some kind of representatives of the Western civilization, although, in fact, their place in Western civilization has long been determined: 100 years ago they were janitors, maids, and handymen. Their occupations in the West remained the same.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing Ukraine of spreading Russophobia.

Ukraine is not a fascist, Russophobic country as often claimed by the Kremlin media. Ukraine does not follow any anti-Russian agenda. It has reacted to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the armed aggression in East Ukraine.

According to polls in September and December 2019, a majority of Ukrainians are positive towards Russia and Russians.

See similar disinformation claims: Ukraine is a Russophobic state that refuses to celebrate Victory day; the hatred of Russian is the meaning of Ukrainian's existence; Ukraine is a Russophobic, Nazi state, controlled by the US.

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  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Propaganda
  • Outlet: News Front time [2:10-2:50]
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Harvard professor arrested for creating COVID-19

Professor Charles Lieber from Harvard University had been arrested in the United States for creating the novel coronavirus. Lieber could have supplied China with the nanotechnology necessary for creating the coronavirus.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the novel coronavirus is man-made and spread by the US.

Charles Lieber’s arrest has nothing to do with the novel coronavirus. News about the arrest of Professor Charles Lieber, Chair of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Harvard University, first emerged on January 28, 2020. Lieber was accused of lying to the U.S. Department of Defense about his connections with China. The U.S. government deemed the cooperation a security concern.  A number of U.S. media outlets reported about the fact, while Harvard University released an official statement.

The US prepares its Marine Corps to deliver a blow against China

An inevitable confrontation? The US is preparing its marines to deliver a blow against China. The US Marine Corps is experiencing one of the most radical reforms in its recent history, being remodelled to be able to act in far corners of the world in new conditions. The goal is to prepare it to confront China in its zone of interest, the South China Sea.

Disproof

Though the reporting on the reform of the US Marine Corps is correct, there is a deliberate distortion of the information by stating that the US is preparing to “deliver a blow to China” in a perhaps “inevitable confrontation”, implying some kind of preparation for an attack against the country.

The mention of China’s “zone of interest” is also significant by taking Beijing’s claims over the territory for granted, in line with the Kremlin’s well-documented ‘sphere of influence’ policy. Actually, while China claims its sovereignty over 80 percent of the South China Sea territory, the US and other Western powers defend their right of access to key shipping and air routes in the region, regularly conducting “freedom of navigation” operations to ensure it. In 2018, France and UK also took part in one of these missions.

DPR and LPR successfully fight the coronavirus outbreak, while Ukraine will collapse

Soros may not save Zelenskyy from an upcoming coup d’etat. So far, the coronavirus outbreak saves Ukrainian president from a Maidan and gives him precious time for cleansing among the military. Most likely events in Ukraine will develop along a shocking scenario. The country will not manage the epidemic, socioeconomic and political crisis will disintegrate Ukraine. The Ukrainian army is in catastrophic condition due to the coronavirus epidemic. Soldiers are panicking and defecting. According to some data, during March 2020, 1,305 Ukrainian soldiers were infected, 197 were placed in intensive therapy units, and 30 people died. In sharp contrast with Ukrainian epidemiological catastrophe, the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics undertake systematic measures to fight coronavirus. DPR and LPR reported only a few coronavirus cases and one death. Thanks to Russian support, DPR and LPR successfully fight the epidemic.

 

Disproof

This is a mix of conspiracies and propaganda narratives aimed to discredit Ukraine. It presents Volodymyr Zelenskyy as George Soros's protege, provides an unrealistic comparison of the coronavirus-related situation in Ukraine and Russian controlled DPR and LPR, and paints Ukraine's disintegration. Thus, the message fits into recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about Ukraine being under Soros's control and its inevitable disintegration.

Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. You can find several disinformation cases on Ukraine being under foreign control in our database.