The fascist Ukrainian army is supported by Turkish mercenaries in…

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 21
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Turkey, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, Foreign mercenaries, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Eduard Basurin (Defence Spokesman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic) on Yury Kotenok's video blog
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The Ukrainian government derives its legitimacy not from the people,…

The Ukrainian government derives its legitimacy not from the people, but from Western leaders.

Disproof

The 25 May presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and it respected fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE, "people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" (bit.ly/1hqcDuR), . Similary, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2016 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process (bit.ly/1VUL9V5), .

Yulia Tymoshenko is planning a coup and preparing to snatch…

Yulia Tymoshenko is planning a coup and preparing to snatch power in Ukraine, claims the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau.

Disproof

The actual headline in the Frankfurter Rundschau reads as follows: "Yulia Tymoshenko wants to return to power" ("Julia Timoschenko will zurück an die Macht") (bit.ly/22w22qO), .

US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt allowed Ukraine “not to…

US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt allowed Ukraine “not to comply with the Minsk agreements”.

Disproof

Neither Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt nor the US government is in the position to "allow Ukraine" not to fulfill its commitments witihin the framework of the Minsk Agreements. The USA is not part of the so-called Normandy Four group which brokered the Minsk Agreements with the aim of resolving the situation in the East of Ukraine.