Disinfo: The Government of Ukraine conducts terror against ethnic Russians in…


The Government of Ukraine conducts terror against ethnic Russians in this country,
so Russia must demand that the International Court of Justice recognizes Ukraine as a
terrorist state and that the Russian population is being persecuted.


This disinformation has been repeated since 2014 without a single piece of evidence confirming it. Prior to the Russian intervention and the disinformation campaign accompanying it, there were no confirmed reports of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets. The new Ukrainian government has placed a priority on peace and reconciliation from the outset. According to the Council of Europe, "In respect of the Russian language, most undertakings chosen by Ukraine under the European Charter for regional or minority Languages were fulfilled or partly fulfilled." bit.ly/2en7tsa, .


  • Reported in: Issue62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: ICJ, Terrorism, Ethnic Russians


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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