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

Summary

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.

Disproof

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.

publication/media

  • 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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Sevastopol and Crimea have always belonged and will always belong to Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Crimea. Crimea is part of Ukraine. Russia violated international law as well as key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. This position is based on the UN Charter, which clearly states that the territory of a State cannot be acquired by another State resulting from the threat or use of force, as well as on the Helsinki Final Act in which the signatories declared their intention to respect the inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity. UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it.

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Ukrainian pro-Nazi World War II veterans will now enjoy the same privileges as those who fought Hitler on the side of the Red Army and the resistance. — Ukraine revises the World War II results, in particular the verdict of the Nuremberg trials.

Disproof

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. 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.

Ukraine is the gateway for drug transit to Europe and Russia

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Disproof

The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime's latest analysis of drug markets show that drugs are transported to Europe and Russia mostly from Central Asia, the Balkan route and Afghanistan. Further debunking by Stop Fake (in German).