Donbas soldiers and Russian volunteers are fighting to prevent a genocide of the people of Donbas

Summary

Donbas soldiers and Russian volunteers are fighting to prevent a genocide of the people of Donbas.

Disproof

Debunking an already debunked disinformation, no evidence given for these claims. There were no confirmed reports prior to Russian intervention of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets. No evidence of genocide has been provided.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Genocide, War in Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: Mesto vstrechi @NTV, 2:10:53
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American media questioned the legitimacy of the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine

The American media questioned the legitimacy of the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine. American politicians do not take into account the fact that they are dealing with a “neo-Nazi” state.

 

Disproof

Firstly, there is no "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine. Moreover, the far-right ‘Right Sector’ (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,
Secondly, the blog of Jeremy Kuzmarov, an American historian, in the Huffington Post does not represent the opinion of the American media. Huffington Post stresses that the authors control their work themselves and are able to post freely to the website. www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-to-arming-ukraine_us_59a06905e4b0d0ef9f1c1385,
Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-american-media-question-the-legitimacy-of-ukraine-s-neo-nazi-regime/,

US Special Envoy says Russia seeks to freeze conflict in Eastern Ukraine

US Special Envoy says Russia seeks to freeze conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

After a visit to eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker described the situation there as a “hot war.” He added that separatists “under Russian command and control” have been firing at ceasefire monitors and obstructing their work.

According to the FT, Volker stated that Russia seemed prepared to “live with” the status quo in the conflict-plagued region, adding that he did not think the situation there was “working out very well” for Moscow.