Disinfo: The German foreign minister: “parties treat the truce in Ukraine as a recommendation, not an obligation”


The German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that “the parties of the conflict in Ukraine consider the truce a recommendation, not an obligation”.


While he did say that all sides of the conflict must follow the terms of the Minsk agreements, Steinmeier did not say that both sides, Ukraine and Russia, treat the agreements as recommendations. More detaljs from StopFake.


  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2016
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Country: Germany, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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Ukrainian authorities introduce Nazi laws to oppress Russian speakers

Ukrainian authorities intend to oppress Russian speakers, to start selection, to introduce purely Nazi laws.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Russophobia and Nazism in Ukraine that have been repeated since the outbreak of the Euromaidan pro-democratic and anti-corruption protests.

There are no Nazis in Ukraine’s government or parliament. Moreover, all manifestations of Nazism are banned in Ukraine. The Verkhovna Rada, at its meeting on 9 April 2015, adopted the law “On the Condemnation of the Communist and Nazi totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols”. The document recognises that communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine are criminal and prohibits the public use and propaganda of their symbols. The Nazi totalitarian regime at legislative level is recognised in Ukraine as pursuing a policy of state terror.

Europe the Baltic states will be destroyed by their pathological Russophobia

The pathological Russophobia in Europe and in the Baltic states will destroy these two blocks.


“Russophobia” is not a problem, neither in Europe, nor the Baltic states. Minority language programmes are implemented in 13% of publicly funded schools in Latvia; and 26% of all Latvian students were enrolled in national minority education programmes in 2015/16. Estonia has facilitated the naturalisation process for all legal residents who wish to acquire Estonian citizenship. The number of people with undetermined citizenship (grey passports) in Estonia is gradually decreasing.

The Georgian government clearly understands that anti-Western sentiments are increasing

The Georgian government clearly understands that anti-Western sentiments are increasing with geometric progression among Georgian people. People start believing that contemporary Europe is not Georgia’s choice, we are culturally and mentally very different.


No evidence to prove that support to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration is declining or that anti-Western sentiments are gaining momentum in Georgia. On the contrary, according to opinion polls, the number of supporters of Georgia’s integration into NATO and the EU has increased in 2016 comparing to the previous years: bit.ly/2hlMPru,