Disinfo: The current authorities of Ukraine unleashed a war in Donbas…

Summary

The current authorities of Ukraine unleashed a war in Donbas to ban the ‘Donbas nation’ from speaking Russian, replace it with the Ukrainian and impose a different culture and values there.

Disproof

The EU High Representative's Official Spokesperson has made it clear that "Ukraine has a right to take legitimate actions in defence of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, in full respect of its international obligations. It is Ukraine’s duty to preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives" bit.ly/1RMKnDr, . According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP, ; Ukrainian original here: bit.ly/2ecPlAT, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 61
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas

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Disproof

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