Disinfo: The Russians and the Ukrainians are the same nation

Summary

The Russians and the Ukrainians are the same nation.

Disproof

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukrainian citizens are citizens of Ukraine, not Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue49
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood

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The LPR is bound to receive official recognition

The LPR is bound to receive official status on the world stage, and the rights and freedoms of its citizens will be ensured. Ukraine will never regain control over Luhansk.

Disproof

No evidence given.

Visa-liberalisation for Ukrainians will lead to fewer working opportunities for Czechs

Visa-liberalisation for Ukrainians will lead to fewer working opportunities for Czechs; it may also lead to the spreading of Ukrainian mafias and ultranationalists into Europe. Ukraine is violating the rights of whole groups of its population.

Disproof

The visa liberalisation will grant Ukrainians only short-term visits to Europe (90 days every half a year), and is not connected to the issue of labour liberalisation for Ukrainians. The visa liberalisation doesn't mean abolition of border security checks. Furthermore, all Ukrainians seeking to use the visa-free regime will have to posses a biometric passport. (More details on the visa process here).

Ukraine has no policy of repressions towards any of its population groups.