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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/11/2016
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: Russian expansionism

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Ukrainian military shot at civilian targets in Makiivka

Ukrainian military shot at civilian targets in Makiivka – two people died and seven people were injured.

Disproof

This information has been denied by the Ukrainian Armed Forces bit.ly/2fpMS4S, , claiming that the act was carried out by pro-Russian militants in an attemt to discredit the UAF in the eyes of the international community and local people. bit.ly/2fbvcsT,

Government institutions in Finland, and other European countries, take away children from Russian parents

Government institutions in Finland, and other European countries, take away children from their Russian parents when they try to bring them back from the EU country to Russia accusing the families of stealing children from the EU.

Disproof

This disinformation, spread by well-known pro-Kremlin propagandist Johan Bäckman, has been debunked before. The Finnish ministry for Social affairs and health care tackled the issue in September when this disinformation was spread last time bit.ly/2ddFf4d,