Disinfo: NATO curators control the remnants of the Ukrainian "fleet" and naval saboteurs

Summary

NATO curators control the remnants of the Ukrainian “fleet” and naval saboteurs. Ukraine’s army is prepared and used by the forces of the NATO military bloc.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine, the aggressive West, NATO encircling Russia and NATO belligerence. This is consistent with the narratives challenging Ukrainian statehood and painting the US and NATO as the puppet-masters of Ukrainian politics.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Neither the US nor NATO controls Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity continue to be violated by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. Despite NATO having refuted such claims many times, pro-Kremlin propaganda systematically states that NATO planned to create military bases on the territory of Ukraine: in Crimea, Donbas, the Sea of Azov. A bilateral treaty between Russia and Ukraine, signed in 2003 and ratified by Russia in 2004, governs the use of the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov, which in the treaty are considered to be the “internal waters” of both Russia and Ukraine. A treaty stipulates that agreement from each of the two littoral countries is required for warships from any other country to enter the internal sea.

It is worth recalling, that on November 2018, border patrol boats belonging to Russia’s FSB security service seized two small Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels and a tugboat and their crews after shooting at them, wounding several Ukrainian servicemen and arresting 24 members. As NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated: "Russia is attempting to use Crimea to expand its influence. And control the Sea of Azov."

Read other similar cases in the database: "Zelenskyy militarises Ukraine in the interests of Western countries", "New naval bases, if they appear, will serve the interests not so much of Ukraine itself as of NATO".

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  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: European army, West, Ukrainian statehood, NATO, War in Ukraine
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The ex-Minister of Health of Ukraine Uliana Suprun has destroyed Soviet medicine

On 29 October, the mayor of the Ukrainian city of Novhorod-Severskyi, Oleg Bondarenko, died of complications associated with coronavirus. The day before this event, on 28 October, the mayor of Boryspil, Anatoly Fedorchuk, had died of Covid. […] the current situation is the result of reforms and plundering of Ukrainian medicine.

There was Uliana Suprun, who consistently destroyed all Soviet medicine. She was the Minister of Health and suggested to treat smallpox by applying a red scarf to the head, and cancer with laughter. Therefore, the result is predictable.

Disproof

Unfounded claims, presented without any evidence. An example of a conspiracy theory; recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine and health sector reform in the country.

Mrs Suprun is a highly qualified scientist and medic, educated in the USA and becoming a highly respected professional in her field.

Ukraine is a colony that does not have its own opinion on the international arena

The Anglo-Saxons are turning Ukraine into a 19th-century India. Ukraine is a pawn and a colony that does not have its own opinion on the international arena, and the people are cannon fodder, no one cares about their welfare.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood, which is often claimed to be under external control from the US, NATO, the EU, or IMF. The pro-Kremlin media often use the term "Anglo-Saxons" to collectively portray the West as "the other" and to reinforce the idea that Russia belongs to a different civilisation.

Ukraine is a sovereign state, one of the founding members of the United Nations. Neither US nor the EU countries control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014.

Ukrainian anti-corruption legislation is used by the US to control the Ukrainian political elite

National Agency on Corruption Prevention is one of the elements of the anti-corruption system created by the Americans in Ukraine […] with the help of these [anti-corruption] norms the Ukrainian elite became more easily controlled by the West; it became more obedient.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Ukraine mixed with a narrative that Ukraine is under external control from the US, NATO, the EU, or IMF.

The US does not control the Ukrainian political elite. The system of preventing corruption in Ukraine is a set of norms passed by the Parliament of Ukraine in order to organise anti-corruption policies and punish corrupt activities. The main goal of the reform is to create an effective system for preventing corruption, based on the principles of law and order, proper management of state affairs and property, honesty and integrity, and active public control.