Disinfo: Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians are a single nation

Summary

Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians are a single nation.

Disproof

Both Ukraine and Belarus are recognised in international law as sovereign nation states, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

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  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/11/2016
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Belarus, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Russian expansionism
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Ukrainian coup was sponsored by the US

The U.S.-backed “regime change” in Ukraine — launching the New Cold War with Russia in 2014 — was rationalized by the need to rid Ukraine of corruption, but post-coup officials are busy lining their pockets.

Disproof

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence.

Ukraine will not survive the winter without gas from Donetsk

Ukraine will not survive the winter without gas from Donetsk.

Disproof

Ukrainian authorities are issuing different news. It is true that stocks are not as full as planned, but this is because there was insufficient time to transport all coal to the storage site, not because there is nowhere to get the coal. bit.ly/2fOIoHS,