Disinfo: The real power in Ukraine is the US embassy

Summary

The real power in Ukraine is the US embassy. “If they (the US) need to push something, they summon the Ukrainian minister, give him instructions, then make a joint communiqué, then take a photo.”

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine not backed up with evidence, which is often claimed to be under external control from the US.

The US does not control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, confirmed by resolutions of the United Nations.

The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25 December 1991. Since then, Washington has been working closely with Ukraine, directing its assistance to support the democratic development of the country and helping Ukraine to withstand Russian aggression. US policy has since been centred on realising and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous and free Ukraine more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

See other disinformation cases alleging that the US has taken Ukraine under external control; neo-Bandera's Ukraine is under the US and NATO control; US Embassy controls decisions taken in Ukraine; US and IMF define and control political appointments in Ukraine, Ukraine is a colony that does not have its own opinion on the international arena, The West deprived Ukraine and Baltic states of their sovereignty, Ukraine has become a neocolony of the West.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Ukrainian statehood

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