Disinfo: People who seized power in Ukraine, in 2014, are Nazis

Summary

Those people who came to power in 2014, in Ukraine, who, more precisely, seized the power, are Nazis. These are people who glorify their heroes in Nazi uniforms, who go around with Nazi swastikas, and it’s impossible to imagine that they would go around Red Square in their right mind someday.

Disproof

A 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 try 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 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 NazisUkrainian authorities introduce Nazi laws to oppress Russian speakers, and Ukraine is a Neo-Nazi state.

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  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Abandoned Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal time 28:02-28:20
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Poland is the second country responsible for starting WWII

Probably, the Polish deputies decided that with the help of one piece of paper they could change the past and wash off the close military-political union with Hitler. This made the Munich conspiracy to divide Czechoslovakia in 1938 possible, which predetermined the further expansion of the Nazis. So if we talk about the second country which has responsibility for starting Second World War, it is Poland itself.

Disproof

Historical revisionism consistent with recurring disinformation pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Poland and World War II. 

Poland did not start World War II, it was Nazi Germany, which attacked Poland on 1 September 1939, and Soviet troops entered Polish territory on 17 September.

Warsaw colluded with Hitler to expel Polish Jews to Africa

Poland is extremely dissatisfied with a recent statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called Polish Ambassador to Nazi Germany Jozef Lipski a “bastard and anti-Semitic swine” for supporting Hitler and his idea of ​​expelling Polish Jews to Africa “for extinction and extermination.” In late December, the president read excerpts from a report Lipski had compiled for the foreign ministry at that time, in which the ambassador suggested that a monument to Hitler be built if the Nazis’ deportation plans were carried out.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative distorting Poland's actions in the run-up to and during the Second World War.

The story deliberately muddies the timeline of the Second World War, particularly regarding Warsaw-Berlin relations and the degree to which European states were aware of Nazi Germany's position on the European Jewry. Poland's chief rabbi, among others, has billed Putin's remarks about Lipski as "scandalous" and "taken totally out of context." He noted that the diplomat's support for Jewish emigration from Europe stemmed from Warsaw's support at the time of the Zionist movement, "which was clandestinely supported by Poland in military matters." After the Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland, Lipski fled to France and joined the Polish Armed Forces as a volunteer.

Russia is a guarantor of peace in Europe and the Middle East

Russia is a guarantor of security. This is simply a statement of fact. It is a guarantor of European security. Secondly, it is a guarantor of Middle Eastern security.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, attempting to depict Russia as a stabilising factor in world politics.

Since 1991 Russia has been involved in several international conflicts, including intervention in neighbouring states, such as Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014.