Russia may stop the Americanisation of Ukraine

Summary

There is only one way to stop the Americanisation of Ukraine: to issue Russian passports to all Ukrainian citizens. This will be the end for the existence of the country.

Disproof

This is another Kremlin narrative that Ukraine is under the full control of the United States. Ukraine is a sovereign state whose territorial integrity and independence is recognised by both the United States and the European Union. The EU and the US do not control Ukraine.

Ukraine itself has chosen the western course of development by joining the Eastern Partnership program for cooperation with the European Union, the Association Agreement with the EU, creating a free trade zone, liberalising the visa regime with the EU, developing the energy sector and maintaining stability, security in the region and much more.

The United States also does not control Ukraine. US policy is aimed at implementing and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous and free Ukraine, more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

Moreover, Ukraine and its Western partners strongly oppose the issuance by Russia of passports to Ukrainians living in the occupied territories of Donbas.

Read more fakes that Ukraine is controlled externally here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, United States, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Donbas, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: IZ.ru
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EU wants to create its own army to defend against the US

In the European Union, they thought about creating their own unified army to confront the United States. The EU feels threatened by the Americans, says the report of the European Court of Auditors and the EU’s own army will be designed to protect it from all directions, especially the USA.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the possible European armyIn the report of the European Court of Auditors, cited by the Russian media, there is not a single mention that the European Union, through the creation of the unified army, is allegedly preparing to defend itself from the United States. Instead, the first paragraph emphasises that the impetus for the development of defence in the EU was given by Russian aggression against Ukraine. It stipulates that the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the development of transatlantic relations, the strengthening and diversification of security threats and the return of competition between leading states have given a new impetus to EU defence cooperation.

Moreover, the report emphasises that before the start of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the collective defence spending of the EU member states was declining from year to year, and the trend towards an increase in spending appeared only relatively recently. For the next six years, the period from 2021 to 2027, the European Commission proposes to increase funding for foreign policy and defence initiatives to 22.5 billion euros. For comparison, from 2014 to 2020, the amount was 2.8 billion euros.

MH-17: Russia gave evidence to Joint investigation team but it was ignored

The Dutch-led JIT’s investigation alleges that the Boeing was shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft system belonging to Kursk’s 53rd Russian anti-aircraft brigade. The Russian authorities not only provided radar data to the Netherlands, but also documentation that the Buk missile that hit the Boeing belonged to Ukraine, but the information was ignored by the investigators.

Disproof

The report advances recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the MH17 crash.

The "evidence" claimed by Russia, namely radar data and the documentation on Buk's engine identified origin are only a small sample of misleading claims advanced by Moscow since 2015, some of which have contradicted one another.  Also this disinformation article refers both to a Russian radar which did not detect any Buk missile and at the same time, to the claim that the Buk was of "Ukrainian origin" (evidence advanced by Russia which Novaya Gazeta found to be fabricated).

The European Parliament carries out a political hatchet job for Poland

The European Parliament has carried out a political hatchet job for Poland. On 13 October Poland is holding parliamentary elections, and most experts connect the signing of the European Parliament’s resolution with the “Acute Autumn Symptom” of the Polish delegation to the EP. The current political leadership in Poland aims to demonstrate to the voters that they are defending the “historical boundaries” and fending off Russia.

Disproof

Poland is a frequent target of pro-Kremlin propaganda, which portrays Poland as anti-Russian and aggressive toward Russia. This is an example of a recurring Pro-Kremlin narrative based on "Russophobia" myth. Similar cases can be found here and here.

On 18 September, the European Parliament adopted a resolution, describing the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 23 August 1939 as a key element, causing World War 2: