During Petro Poroshenko’s presidency, anti-Russian hysteria was going wild in Europe

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  • Reported in: Issue 167
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Europe, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Russophobia, Petro Poroshenko
  • Outlet: Evrozona @ Vesti FM (07:10 - 07:20)
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There is no evidence of the chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical weapon, sanctions, this and that, everything is staged. The last bloc of sanctions is a sort of comedy. They were imposed because Russia allegedly did not stand against the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But there is not a single piece of evidence of any chemical attacks in Syria. All these [proofs of the] chemical attacks, all these white helmets… failed.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the lack of proof of the chemical attacks in Syria, discrediting White Helmets and criticising sanctions against Russia.

The chemical weapon attacks in Syria were confirmed by the OPCW, the international organisation which conducts probes into all allegations of chemical weapons' use in Syria; its findings serve as the basis for publicly available reports and expert notes. See more details here.

Ukrainians are part of the Russian people

Ukrainians are not just fraternal people, they are part of a divided Russian people.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about all-Russian nation. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukraine has preserved its culture and identity despite foreign rule for long periods.

The all-Russian nation is an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that aims at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians (and also Belarusians) and also their sovereignty.

Ukraine’s plan B is war

When we [Russia] at some point started to believe in peace, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry suddenly came out and unexpectedly declared: “If not peace, then we have a plan B. And this plan B is war.”

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine. No evidence is given to Ukraine's belligerent stance.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that the authorities have action plans in case something goes wrong during the implementation of the Steinmeier Formula. He didn't claim that Ukraine's plan B is war. "If this plan does not work, then we have to understand that we have fewer options, we have the last plan, plan B. How to make less movements across our border, which is now de facto established, and in fact, it's just part of our territory, of the terrorists who blew up cars in Kyiv", said Prystaiko.