Disinfo: Russophobia is the nature of the current Ukrainian state

Summary

Russophobia is the nature of the current Ukrainian state.

Disproof

A common piece of disinformation. Whereas the actions of Russia (such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine) are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society, there is no evidence for the claims.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russophobia

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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Ukraine is a ‘colonial empire’ that has captured Russian, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian territories.

Disproof

Ukraine is an independent and sovereign state, and since regaining independence in since 1991 it has not been an empire nor captured any territories, Ukraine also never had ‘colonies’.