The ban imposed by Ukraine on the book “Stalingrad” by British historian Antony Beevor testifies that Ukraine has returned to the Stone Age of human civilization due to its ultra-nationalism

Summary

This is a monstrous phenomenon. [the prohibition of the book “Stalingrad” by British historian Anthony Beevor in Ukraine]. The European future of Ukraine is a return to the Stone Age, when your ultra-nationalism prevents you from any civilized, cultural cooperation, cultural, scientific cooperation, prevents you from seeing the truth.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about ultra-nationalism in Ukraine. 

While it is true that the ban on the book in Ukraine has caused controversy (for background see: https://www.rferl.org/a/beevor-historian-ukraine-ban-stalingrad/28980932.html) , in 2015, the Russian region of Sverdlovsk region also banned books by Antony Beevor over suggestions that they misinterpret the events of the Second World War and are "imbued with Nazi propaganda". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11786024/Russian-region-bans-British-historians-books-on-Second-World-War.html

In 2017 World Press Freedom Index, Ukraine scored 102, Russia 148.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 96
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/01/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Censorship
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 6:28
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The Russian Federation did not and does not wage war on the territory of Ukraine, on the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics

The Russian Federation did not and does not wage war on the territory of Ukraine, on the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

Disproof

One of the most repeated examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation. But the evidence to the contrary is overwhelming, much of it coming, inadvertently or deliberately, from Russian troops themselves. Further details, for example, are in the following reports: http://bit.ly/1i9fChX, http://bit.ly/1JUXaQB, http://bit.ly/1RbWQU5, http://bit.ly/1L6f6J6, http://bit.ly/1GpWmnW.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

Ukraine would sell even its nuclear bomb if they still had it

Ukraine would sell even its nuclear bomb if they still had it, thank God it was taken away from them. But there are rumours that Ukraine did sell two or three nuclear bombs in the 90’s. 25 years have passed, maybe they do not explode any more, maybe they do.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Under the Budapest memorandum in 1994, Ukraine promised to remove all Soviet-era nuclear weapons from its territory, send them to disarmament facilities in Russia, and sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Ukraine kept these promises.

In return, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States promised that none of them would ever threaten or use force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine. They also pledged that none of them would ever use economic coercion to subordinate Ukraine to their own interest.

There is a civil war in Ukraine

That is, around this war, there is a lot of hypocrisy in Donbas. But as for the Civil War, it always happens in this way. And this is a Civil War.

If there are many Russians [Russian soldiers in Ukraine], where are they? They should be in captivity at least proportionally somehow. Right? At least, proportionally. How many of them are there? Do you want to name the figure for 3 years of the war? 14 (I mean citizens). Fourteen.

Well, there was the Spanish Civil War earlier and you could also ask: what a Civil War was there? It was an occupation because Franko’s Army was actually supplied with and its main combat forces were squadrons, primarily of Germanic and German pilots. The government, the legitimate government, it concluded an agreement with the Soviet Union, accordingly, our pilots were there. [Comrade] Stern was famous. Then, our tankmen. The ‘guy from our city’. But it was a Civil War. Yes, the war stimulated by other states that ignited and looked for their gains, but it was a Civil War.

Disproof

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.