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The Fascist regime of Ukraine is planning a war against Russia

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The Fascist regime of Ukraine is planning a war against Russia.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. No sign of a Fascist regime in Ukraine.

Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections (report http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/119078?download=true) 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." The OSCE characterised the 2014 parliamentary elections (report http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/126043) as "an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms".

There has been a war in Ukraine since 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/vladimir-putin-admits-russian-military-presence-ukraine

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Reported in: Issue 85
Date: 16.10.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia, Ukraine
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: War preparation, Stepan Bandera, War in Ukraine, Sanctions, Nazi/Fascist
Disinforming outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 1:03:48
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