Nazis are in power in Ukraine

Summary

Ukraine is a poor country in Europe that has lost all military clashes, does not comply with international agreements, and where the Nazis are in power.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Nazis in Ukraine.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.

Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. The "Right Sector"  candidate received 0.7% of the vote in the May 2014 presidential elections, and the party received 1.8% of the vote in the October 2014 parliamentary elections. In 2019 election cycle far-right candidates fell short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.

Read similar cases alleging that after Maidan, Ukraine was ruled by the Nazis, Ukrainian authorities introduce Nazi laws to oppress Russian speakers, and Ukraine is a Neo-Nazi state.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Military, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Voskresnyi Vecher with Vladimir Solovyov @ Rossiya 1 time 16:33-16:52
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Disproof

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