Only 60 per cent of Ukrainians consider themselves citizens of…

Summary

Only 60 per cent of Ukrainians consider themselves citizens of their country.

Disproof

The poll’s aim was to determine what Ukrainians primarily identify with, their country, cities and regions they reside in, ethnic communities, the former USSR, Europe or the world. While 60% of respondents identify with being citizens of Ukraine, 22% identify with their city or region: bit.ly/2bJ1PNM,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 38
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/08/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: RIA Novosti
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By hosting Russian military bases on its soil, Georgia will…

By hosting Russian military bases on its soil, Georgia will ensure its security, thereafter the Georgian territorial integrity will be restored and Georgia will manage to protect the country from the Western cannibalism.

Disproof

Russian military aggression in 2008 and subsequent occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia proves that Russian military bases do not help Georgia's security. // No evidence of "Western cannibalism".

President of Georgia rejected referendum initiative on defining marriage between…

President of Georgia rejected referendum initiative on defining marriage between man and woman only. He did so because the Ambassador of the US in Georgia ordered him to turn down this initiative.

Disproof

The President of Georgia has clearly explained reasons for turning the initiative down: 1. under the circumstances when Georgian government cannot control 25 percent of country’s territory, holding referendum only on the rest of the country’s territory can give a legal argument to the occupant state; 2. Georgian legislation already defines marriage as a voluntary union for life of woman and man: bit.ly/2c4lF6V,

Georgian ruling party “Georgian dream” and the main opposition party…

Georgian ruling party “Georgian dream” and the main opposition party UNM do not want to open polling places in Russia during the upcoming elections in October, because Georgians living there will vote against these two parties because of their NATO accession agenda.

Disproof

In fact, Georgia and Russia do not have diplomatic relations, therefore Tbilisi cannot open polling places in Russia. The article does not provide any figures to prove that Georgians living in Russia do not want Georgia’s NATO accession.