Disinfo: Ukrainians celebrate Easter with Swastika

Summary

Swastikas and SS-runes find their way into the everyday life of the Ukrainian public: Ukrainians celebrate Easter with Swastika.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine. The decorated egg was erected as part of an art installation by Natalia Voitenko (bit.ly/1VRWab7), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 26
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/05/2016
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist

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The Ukrainian elites started to repress pro-Russian thinking people immediately after the Maidan coup

The Ukrainian elites started to repress pro-Russian thinking people immediately after the Maidan coup. They also proposed to ban the usage of the Russian language.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . // The Ukrainian constitution guarantees the free development, use and protection of Russian, and other languages of national minorities of Ukraine.

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