Disinfo: Poroshenko's corruption hampered the West's Russophobic programme

Summary

Ukraine’s new president Zelenskiy will continue the program, imposed by the West in 2014. This programme is designed to be against Russia. Poroshenko’s policies, the corruption he created, hampered the realisation of the West’s programme, set upon a Russophobic position.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the statehood of Ukraine, portraying it as a failed state under foreign control. Ukraine is a sovereign state. Neither the US, nor the EU control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, but were violated by Russia in 2014. Also consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 151
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/05/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Sovereignty, Petro Poroshenko, Russophobia
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Disproof

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western Russophobia and alleged anti-Russian projects in the West, as well as about Western attempts to encircle Russia. See similar cases here and here.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, presented without evidence.