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The idea of Ukraine is based on a mythologised lie

Summary of Disinformation

Kievan Rus has been turned into Ukraine, and then into “Anti-Russia”. Why Russians on one hand – and then those other Russians, who called themselves Ukrainians – became enemies?

To understand this you have to go through the history of almost 900 years of Little Russian separatism, which started from an innocent seed and reached poisonous fruits.

[The idea of] Ukraine as a sovereign country is based on a mythologised lie. In the end, this led into a civil war and Maidan.

 

 

 

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders: http://bit.ly/1RZGnjo.

For further background, read Britannica's article about the history of Kievan Rus and history of the word "Ukraine".

The concept of "civil war" in Ukraine is a classic narrative of Russian disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf

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Reported in: Issue 154
Date: 17.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Civil war, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Komsomolskaya Pravda
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