Disinfo: Protesters in the US are doing the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine

Summary

[The protests in the US are] the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine, and they talk the same: “listen, they are only expressing their patriotic opinion”. God forbid there’s blood…

Who are Nazis here [in the US]?

Clearly those who started it, the Afro-Americans. Clearly negroes who are doing hell knows what.

Disproof

An attempt to denigrate the racial justice protests in the US using the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have consistently tried to frame the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d'etat, and Ukrainian politics as dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology. See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis and that the Nazis took over Ukraine with a coup.

For more information about the protests in the US read here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Nazi/Fascist

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