The Minsk Agreements are violated because of the Ukrainian strategy to join the EU and NATO

Summary

The Minsk Agreements are violated as Ukraine has unilaterally declared, and constitutionally approved, a strategy to join the European Union and NATO without consulting the Donbas republic.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Minsk Agreements.

The Protocol on the results of consultations of the Trilateral Contact Group (Minsk Protocol) is an agreement to halt the war in the Donbas region of Ukraine.  It was signed by representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and so-called "the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR)" and "the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR)" on 5 September 2014.

The text of the agreement does not stipulate any recognition of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk "People's Republics" or any need to consult with them about national issues.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: DNR, LNR, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: Polnyi kontakt @ Vesti FM time: 31:01
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The European Union is obliged to participate in US wars

Washington castrated the European Union at its birth by imposing a clause to be inserted in the Treaty of Maastricht – the “suzerainty” of NATO. The EU has a vassal status in relation to the United States. We should remember the total support offered by the European Union to all of the Pentagon’s adventures, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. In all these cases, without exception, the EU marched along its suzerain, NATO.

The European Union, which was imagined at a time when the world was divided into two irreconcilable blocs, is today completely unadapted. If they want to avoid being dragged by the United States into conflicts which are not their own, its members will have to free themselves from the European treaties and the integrated command of NATO.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the United States, dictating EU and member state policies. Similar examples can be found here and here.

 

Sweden turns resort island into a military shooting range, scaring away the tourists

Sweden has decided that the Island of Gotland has a strategic function in a war with Russia – who has no plans on going to war. Now the roaring from cannons never quiet over the idyllic province and the Swedish military are scaring away the tourists. The people of Gotland are disappointed with the return of the noisy military units.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on Western military, encircling Russia. Similar cases here and here. Unfounded claims on discontent on Gotland with the military presence on the island and on the military impeding tourism.

Sweden established a military unit on the island of Gotland in 2018, consisting of a few hundred conscripts.

Ukraine is a Western tool of anti-Russian policy

The West has been using Ukraine as a tool of its anti-Russian policy for a long time. In this respect, the US has achieved a number of successes. The Ukrainian state powers are under external control and its anti-Russian foreign policy course has been set. Furthermore, considerable losses for the Russian economy were inflicted through Western sanctions, difficulties with transit, and the disruption of technological ties between Russia and Ukraine, among other things. The US will do its best to maintain control over Kyiv to ensure the stability of the Ukrainian dictatorship and to preserve Ukraine’s anti-Russian foreign policy.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about alleged anti-Russian projects in the West and Ukraine's alleged hyper-dependence on its Western partners. See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine and Belarus are seen by the West as anti-Russia projects.

Ukraine's current foreign policy towards Russia is not a result of western anti-Russian strategy but of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, including its annexation of Crimea and the Russian military presence in Donbas.