Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming Ukraine is a Nazi state.
The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2019 election cycle, falling short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.
A law passed in Ukraine in 2015 bans Nazi and Communist ideologies. The law prohibits the public use and propaganda of Nazi and Communist symbols. Far-right groups do exist in Ukraine, like in any other country, but they have a minor influence on politics and social life.
The accusation of Ukrainian officials being drug addicts is a recurrent one from pro-Kremlin media, one of many, to justify the full scale invasion of Ukraine which started on 24 February 2022. This drug addiction accusation was first advanced by Vladimir Putin on 25 February 2022. Putin did not give any evidence to support the claim.
Learn more about the reasons behind Kremlin's obsession with framing Ukraine as a Nazi state in the EUvsDisinfo analysis titled "Why does Putin portray himself as the tamer of neo-Nazism".
See previous cases accusing Ukraine of being full of, and run by, Nazis here.