Disinfo: No links between Donbas militants and neo-Nazis


Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine have never been associated with the neo-Nazis.


Recurring disinformation narrative painting Russia and its proxies in east Ukraine as sworn enemies of fascism.

Both the so-called "rebels" occupying swathes of sovereign Ukrainian territory and their local precursors have numerous links to neo-Nazi and other far-right movements.

Pavel Gubarev, the first "people's governor" of the "Donetsk people's republic," is a former member of the neo-Nazi Russian National Unity.

See here for additional debunking by Polygraph.info, particularly the section titled "The neo-Nazis amidst Russian rebel ranks."


  • Reported in: Issue 158
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: RT (rt.com)
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Nazis are still in power in Ukraine

Nazis are still in power in Ukraine.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine. 

All manifestations of Nazism are banned in Ukraine. The Verkhovna Rada, at its meeting on 9 April 2015, adopted the law “On the Condemnation of the Communist and Nazi totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols”. The document recognises that communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine are criminal and prohibits the public use and propaganda of their symbols. The Nazi totalitarian regime at legislative level is recognised in Ukraine as pursuing a policy of state terror. See a similar case from this week here.

2019 parliamentary elections are the last ones in Ukraine

These parliamentary elections were the last in Ukraine. There will be no elections in 2024. There will be no country called Ukraine. The events in the Middle East will make everyone forget what Ukraine is. We are talking about the WW3. Russia will be forced to let the refugees through to Ukraine, Europe and Turkey will do the same. The refugees will flood Ukraine, and it is going to be the end of the country.


Conspiracy theory with no substance or evidence.

See more cases about the elections in Ukraine and narratives about The Third World War.