Disinfo: ‘Like denying the Holocaust’: Ukraine makes post-WWII nationalist fighters as privileged as war vets


Ukrainian parliament has passed a law, which gives Nazi-collaborating nationalist fighters, who fought against the Soviet Union after the end of World War II, the same status as the people who fought against Nazis during the war.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis.

None of the organizations mentioned in the new Ukrainian law about social protection of participants in the struggle for country's independence in the 20th century are Nazi, the Insider notes.

Ukraine condemns Nazi regime and the promotion of its symbols.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution.

Further debunking by The Insider.


  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: USSR, Ukraine
  • Keywords: WWII, Nazi/Fascist


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