The German government is supporting neo-Nazism in Ukraine

Summary

The German government is supporting neo-Nazism in Ukraine.

Disproof

There are no Nazis in the Ukranian Government. 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,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 57
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Mesto vstrechi' (1:21:20)
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Russia provides the residents of Crimea with a significantly higher…

Russia provides the residents of Crimea with a significantly higher standard of living and income than they had before the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.

Disproof

The human rights situation in Crimea significantly deteriorated, as proven eg by the UN resolution condemning "arbitrary detentions, torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment" ind.pn/2fxfniH, . Furthermore, in 2016, food prices in annexed Crimea were higher than in the neighboring regions of Russia bit.ly/2jSwP4K, .

Ukraine is governed by a Nazi elite

Ukraine is governed by a Nazi elite.

Disproof

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,

Ukraine is divided into two parts

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Disproof

As witnessed by the democratic and inclusive Presidential elections held on 25 May 2014, Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected government. The OSCE characterised the elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process." bit.ly/2g9K0Mp, . 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,