Disinfo: It is a double standard to perceive the riots around…

Summary

It is a double standard to perceive the riots around the G20 summit as illegitimate protests and say the Maidan was a legitimate democratic revolution. // It is a double standard to see the police action against the unauthorised demonstrations in Moscow against corruption as bad while the police action against the unauthorised illegal camps by G20 opponents were considered ok in the German media.

Disproof

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to the Yanukovych government’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. There were several protests at the G20 summit that were legal and peaceful. The were some protests that were violent and therefor illegal.// In Hamburg, it was the violent protestors that were met with police action. In Moscow, the demonstrators were not violent, but were still met with police violence and detentions bit.ly/2rmgnsw, , bit.ly/2uZKvNs, . According to the constitution, citizens of the Russian Federation shall have the right to assemble peacefully, without weapons, hold rallies, mass meetings and demonstrations, marches and pickets bit.ly/2umCggt, , but the opposition usually doesn't get authorisation for their demonstrations.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Democracy, Protest, Corruption, Media, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: rt.com
see more

The European Union’s Eastern Partnership program has already proved fatal…

The European Union’s Eastern Partnership program has already proved fatal for Ukraine, and today it threatens the sovereignty of Belarus and several other post-Soviet countries.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a joint initiative involving the EU, its member states and 6 eastern European partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It is based on a commitment to the principles of international law and fundamental values - democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms. It also encompasses support for a market economy, sustainable development and good governance bit.ly/2taFO68, . What damages the Ukrainian economy most is the conflict in the east of the country bit.ly/1GGxA5M, . So too does the corruption inherited from the past bit.ly/2dbivRx, , bit.ly/2ext9zv, , on which the EU is working actively with the government of Ukraine (and progress in reforming the police, as well as the first tangible results of the work of the National anti-corruption office (NABU), show that progress is now being made against). Belarus is a voluntary partner in the EaP; its sovereignty is in no way undermined.

Russia is defending itself in a global war that has…

Russia is defending itself in a global war that has been announced against it. Europe tries to destroy Russia.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No one has announced a global war against Russia. Europe is not trying to destroy Russia. The current situation in Ukraine has hindered EU-Russia relations. The illegal annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine have seriously affected the bilateral political dialogue. As a result, some of the mechanisms of cooperation are temporarily frozen, and sanctions directed at promoting a change in Russia's actions in Ukraine have been adopted. bit.ly/2m8mrmZ,