DISINFO: Riots in the US are a chance for Zelenskyy to get independence for Ukraine
  • Outlet: politnavigator.net (archived)*
  • Date of publication: June 07, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Ukraine
Ukrainian statehood

DISINFO: Riots in the US are a chance for Zelenskyy to get independence for Ukraine


The third option [for Zelenskyy] is to head the national liberation movement to restore the independence of Ukraine from the Americans. However, this is not so easy, and Zelenskyy is afraid to do it. However, the ongoing powerful unrest in the United States [the protests against the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis] can help him. Now the American system is disorganised, especially with regard to Ukraine.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative designed to denigrate Ukrainian statehood and its independence. Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government. On 1 December 1991, the All-Ukrainian Referendum on Independence was held in Ukraine. It confirmed the Act of Independence of Ukraine that was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 24 August 1991. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, including the EU. Relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25 December 1991. U.S. policy is centred on realising and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.


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