Disinfo: Poroshenko is willing to provoke bloodshed to get re-elected

Summary

Poroshenko is, as we see in Kerch, as we see in Donbas, willing to do anything and provoke any kind of bloodshed in order to secure his re-election, however improbable it is.

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  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Kerch, Elections, Petro Poroshenko, Donbas, War in Ukraine
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The European leaders don't have children because they don't care about world's future

The European leaders, specifically Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Theresa May, Jean-Claude Juncker and the PMs of Luxembourg, Scotland, The Netherlands and Sweden, don’t have children because they don’t care about world’s future. These people don’t have an inner need for the future of the world, but only in their power over it. They don’t feel to have a home, therefore they gave Europe to migrants.

Disproof

No evidence given, conspiracy theory. In addition, there is no Prime Minister of Scotland.

‘Like denying the Holocaust’: Ukraine makes post-WWII nationalist fighters as privileged as war vets

Ukrainian parliament has passed a law, which gives Nazi-collaborating nationalist fighters, who fought against the Soviet Union after the end of World War II, the same status as the people who fought against Nazis during the war.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis. None of the organizations mentioned in the new Ukrainian law about social protection of participants in the struggle for country's independence in the 20th century are Nazi, the Insider notes. Ukraine condemns Nazi regime and the promotion of its symbols. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution. Further debunking by The Insider.

Ukrainian aggression, putsch and Neo-Nazi organisations

The intentional provocation executed by Kyiv saw three Ukrainian naval vessels seized by Russia. The vessels were intentionally violating protocol for passing through the Strait – protocol previously agreed upon by Kiev and previously observed by Ukrainian naval vessels. (…) US-NATO backed putsch that seized power in Ukraine in 2013 – setting off Ukrainian-Russian tensions in the first place. (…) the prominent role paramilitary Neo-Nazi organizations have played in both overthrowing the elected government in 2013 and militancy carried out against Russian businesses, institutions, and even Ukrainians of Russian descent– particularly in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

On November 25 border patrol boats belonging to Russia’s FSB security serviceseized two small Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels and their crews after shooting at them, wounding several Ukrainian servicemen. Russia argued that they were in Russian waters. However a bilateral treaty between Russia and Ukraine, signed in 2003 and ratified by Russia in 2004, governs the use of the Kerch strait and the Sea of Azov, which in the treaty is considered to be the “internal waters” of both Russia and Ukraine.

The construction of the Kerch Bridge took place without Ukraine's consent and constitutes a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. It has led, in parallel with the militarisation of the Azov Sea, to tougher controls on naval traffic in the strait. The European Union stated that it expects Russia to stop the inspections.