Disinfo: The militants of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army existing during WWII...

Summary

The militants of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army existing during WWII swore allegiance to Hitler.

Disproof

The Ukrainian Insurgent Army was created in October 1942 in order to fight against both the USSR and the Third Reich. In 1944, it collaborated with Wehrmacht for tactical reasons bit.ly/2meyVZD, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 59
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: WWII, Adolf Hitler
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People in Ukraine are humiliated because of their Russian origin...

People in Ukraine are humiliated because of their Russian origin or because they are Russian-speaking. It is a common practice there.

Disproof

Repeating disinformation that has been debunked many times. There is no problem with using Russian language in Ukraine. According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP,

There was a coup in Ukraine and the current authorities...

There was a coup in Ukraine and the current authorities are illegitimate.

Disproof

Repeating disinformation that has been debunked many times. There was no coup in 2014 in Ukraine. The "Revolution of Dignity" was a spontaneous protest against the Viktor Yanukovych's regime and his U-turn on the Association Agreement with the EU. The current Parliament and the President of this country were elected in free and democratic elections after Yanukovych had fled the country.

President Poroshenko was brought to power by the West in...

President Poroshenko was brought to power by the West in order to take all the resources from Ukraine – money, people, peoples’ organs, and soil.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Both the EU and the US support Ukrainian sovereignty. The EU is both currently and historically the biggest donor of financial help to Ukraine.