Either Ukraine will be part of Russia or gas pipelines will go around Ukraine

Summary

We [Russia] want to trade directly with consumers of our gas in Europe, with Germany and so on, without intermediaries. Therefore, we want to exclude these intermediaries. Therefore, either Ukraine will be part of Russia or the pipes will go around Ukraine.

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IWe should not talk about Ukraine as a different country. We must talk about the reunification of the Russian people. We are a single people.

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And it is necessary telling our Western partners not about fascists here but a noble idea. We must say: guys, we have a single Russian people that is the largest disunited people in the world.

 

Disproof

Ukraine is a sovereign country, whose independence has been recognized by the UN. Moreover, the Russians and the Ukrainians have been different peoples throughout the history and until today. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 101
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood, Ethnic Russians
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 1:11:46, 1:12:10, 1:13:06
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For 25 years, Russia has supported – artificially supported – the independence of the so-called Ukraine with the help of cheap gas

For 25 years, Russia has supported – artificially supported – the independence of the so-called Ukraine with the help of cheap gas and other resources.

 

  

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77158&date=,

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

As long as Europe is united, it is trying to capture Russia: it happened like that, when Europe was under Napoleon and Hitler, and it is happening like that now

As long as Europe is united, it will never be good to Russia. When Europe is being united, it feels super-strong and tries to capture everyone around including Russia. It happened like that, when Europe was under Napoleon and Hitler, and it is happening like that now.

 

Disproof

Neither the EU nor ‘united Europe’ has ever "tried to capture" Russia. Currently Russia occupies territories of Ukraine. www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22140,

On the eve of the presidential elections in Russia, US media is attempting to split Russia and start a civil war

[During the presidential campaign in Russia, the US media like RFE/RL and Voice of America …] is agitating. On Russia’s sovereign territory and in the languages of the peoples of Russia. This is directed towards our people. They want to split us. They want to make us quarrel with each other. They want to involve us in a civil war.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 20 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, providing uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate. pressroom.rferl.org/p/6091.html,