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Ukraine is the project of the West

Summary of Disinformation

Russia has restored its sovereignty since the 1990’s, but Ukraine has none. It’s a project of the West; the creation of a long-term source of tension between the West and Russia.

Disproof

Recurring Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraineits hyper-dependence on the West, and Ukraine as an anti-Russian project.

In 1991, Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union. The Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was adopted on July 16 1990, Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The EU and US support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

Relations between Ukraine and the EU are based on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which recognises and reaffirms independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders. Due to all the legal instruments, like the Association Agreement, Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA)Visa liberalisation dialogue and visa-free regimeEastern Partnership Programme etc. Ukraine stays under the EU's strong supervision and monitoring.

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Reported in: Issue 160
Date: 06.08.2019
Language: Russian
Country: International, Ukraine
Keywords: Ukraine, Sovereignty, The West
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokazhet @ Channel 1 (17:30-17:50)
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