Disinfo: The current regime in Kyiv has the characteristics of a "neo-Nazi" regime


The Kyiv regime has the characteristics of a Nazi regime. [...] Russia has relations with the Ukrainian state. However, these relations should not be associated with the current "neo-Nazi" regime in Kyiv.


This is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation claim about Nazi/fascist Ukraine.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. In the 2019 election, far-right candidates scored very low (1-2%) and fell short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.

See similar disinformation cases in our database: the 2014 coup turned Ukraine into a Nazi state; there was a putsch in Ukraine and today the country is a totalitarian state.


  • Reported in: Issue 246
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/05/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
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Disinfo: The Baltic states have no independent foreign policy and are just mouthpiece of the EU

Activities of Lithuania, linked to the enlargement of the EU, could explain fact that Vilnius has no independent foreign policy. Lithuania, as well as other Baltic states, plays the role of mouthpiece for a supranational actor known as the EU.


Recurring narrative presenting the Baltic states as puppets of the EU.

Lithuania has a clear vision and strategy of foreign policy. Between official documents in this sphere could be mentioned the Plan of Strategical Activities 2019-2021 of the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania (here in Lithuanian language). Topical goals of the foreign policy of Lithuania are also presented in the Programme of the Eighteenth Government of the Republic of Lithuania (December 2020, see points 247-268).

Disinfo: Ukraine will not be a member of NATO because it would be a threat to the Alliance

NATO's countries will not create an issue for their own security due to membership of Ukraine in the Alliance. Enlargement of NATO to Ukraine means the threat of direct confrontation with Russia. Article 5 of the NATO agreement state that aggression against one member country is aggression against all countries of the Alliance. It means that in the situation of a new war with the participation of Ukraine, all NATO members will be forced to participate in the war. It explains why NATO members do not want and will not want in the future open doors for membership of Ukraine in the Alliance.


Recurring disinformation about NATO, the war in Ukraine and Ukraine's potential NATO membership.

NATO declared that its membership is open to any European state which is ready to respect principles of Alliance and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area. In 2008, NATO's Bucharest Summit Declaration mentioned that the Alliance welcomes Ukraine’s and Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. It was recognised that Ukraine (and Georgia) could become a member of the Alliance.

Disinfo: Ukraine disintegrated and turned into an occupation regime of the United States and NATO

What is Ukraine? This is a non-existent nation. The state there disintegrated and turned into an occupation regime of the United States and NATO.

Due to the connivance of Ukrainian politicians, Ukraine has degraded from a state to a country occupied by the United States and NATO troops. At the same time, the authorities promised voters to turn Ukraine into a "showcase of Europe", but since the coup d'etat in 2014, they have only been plundering their country and selling its valuable assets to the West. It is no longer a secret that the country is being ruled from outside.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine as a failed state, which is consistent with pro-Kremlin narratives about lost sovereignty, challenging Ukrainian statehood, also consistent with the narrative depicting the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d’état.

Pro-Kremlin media outlets often cast doubts on Ukrainian statehood and claim that Ukraine either does not exist as a state or is going to tumble down very soon. In reality, present-day Ukraine has been on the world map since 1991 when the Soviet Union disintegrated. It has elected six presidents since then and changed parties in government several times which illustrate political diversity and democratic dynamics even during economic hardship in the wake of Russian aggression in 2014. Ukraine's Western partners have been providing it with financial and technical assistance.