Disinfo: Poroshenko has called for a “Euro-Atlantic jihad” against Russia.


Poroshenko has called for a “Euro-Atlantic jihad” against Russia.


Disinformation, no evidence given. The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has not called for a "Euro-Atlantic jihad" against Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Jihad, West, Anti-Russian, The West
  • Outlet: 60 Minut @Rossiya 1, 34:17
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Ukraine is governed by a terrorist junta

Ukraine is governed by a terrorist junta that destroys Russian language and shoots at the Russians in Donbas.


No evidence given, recurring disinformation. Ukraine is not governed by a junta. Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections (report www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/119078?download=true), as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process." The OSCE characterised the 2014 parliamentary elections (report www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/126043), as "an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms".

Ukraine is not destroying Russian language. According to the Constitution of Ukraine, state language of the country is Ukrainian. Free development, use and protection of Russian, and other languages of national minorities of Ukraine, is guaranteed. web.archive.org/web/20110521190059/http://www.rada.gov.ua/const/conengl.htm,

Latvia and Estonia have claims for Russian territories, Poland wants to seize Ukraine and Belarus, Romania Transnistria

Poland wants to seize [the Ukrainian city of] Lviv and Ukraine as well as Belarus in general and become their patron. Meanwhile, Romania wants to seize Moldova’s [breakaway] Dniester Region. Latvia and Estonia have their own claims for Russian territories.


No evidence given. Recurring disinformation suggesting that EU Member States pose a threat to their neighbours.

The West is preparing to attack Russia

The West is preparing to attack Russia. We do not know what form this attack will take.  NATO is squeezing Russia from all sides.


No evidence given. This claim ignores the facts of geography. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, 1,215 kilometres, or less than one-sixteenth, face current NATO members. bit.ly/2sX0IFD,