Disinfo: President Poroshenko is turning Russia into an external enemy of…

Summary

President Poroshenko is turning Russia into an external enemy of Ukraine since it is the only way to legitimize his personal power and conceal the crimes of the Ukrainian regime.

Disproof

Petro Poroshenko is a legitimate President democratically elected by the citizens of Ukraine in 2014. As Russia has annexed a part of Ukraine, and is supporting the rebels in Eastern Ukraine, it is not Ukraine that is creating an external enemy.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 65
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Petro Poroshenko
  • Outlet: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @ ‘Pervyi kanal’ (37:00)

Disclaimer

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US and European allies have invaded / occupied Ukraine, as…

US and European allies have invaded / occupied Ukraine, as there are 10,000 NATO soldiers in Ukraine. They want to do the same with Belarus, that’s why the West instigates protests here.

Disproof

Both US and the EU respect both Ukraine's and Belarus's territorial integrity and sovereignty. Repeating a conspiracy that every protest that goes against Kremlin interest has to be orchestrated by the West - no evidence given. The NATO engagement on Ukraine does not entail 10,000 soldiers, actually it does not entail any combat soldiers at all. In response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, NATO has reinforced its support for capability development and capacity building in Ukraine. read more about what NATO does in Ukraine here bit.ly/1ftrOFh, .

The murder of Denis Voronenkov, former Duma’s deputy, who had…

The murder of Denis Voronenkov, former Duma’s deputy, who had received political asylum in Ukraine, demonstrates that fascism and Russophobia have been implemented in Ukraine.

Disproof

It is an often repeated pro-Kremlin disinformation that the Ukranian state is fascist, but as usual no evidence was given. The investigation into the murder of the well-known Putin critic is ongoing.