Disinfo: Ukrainian borders and language are artificial. Ukrainian authorities plan to punish any use of non-Ukrainian language e.g. at home, in transport, at school.

Summary

Ukrainian borders and language are artificial, and Ukrainian authorities are planning to punish any use of non-Ukrainian language e.g. at home, in transport, at school.

Disproof

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders: http://bit.ly/1RZGnjo.

The new law on language is still only in the phase of a draft. Yet, it specifically says that every citizen is free to choose any language in private encounters. Read more about the law here.

More debunking on the fakes about the new language law by The Insider.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russian language, Ukrainian disintegration, The West, Europe, Ukrainian statehood

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Europe helped Hitler to come to power and allowed him to attack Russia

The Western European countries helped Hitler to come to power. And he said to them: I will go to attack Russia! And they let him form the armed forces.

 

Disproof

Between the years 1939 and 1941, it was Soviet Russia who was Nazi Germany's ally - the two countries simultaneously invading Poland. Later during WWII, Soviet Russia, the UK, the US and many other countries were the allies in an anti-Hitler coalition.

Repeated pro-Kremlin disinformation accusing everyone of being Nazi, see e.g. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/nazi-east-nazi-west-nazi-over-the-cuckoos-nest/

West’s “espionage conspiracy” failed

West’s espionage conspiracy failed. The attempt of Western countries to unite against Russia, while simultaneously accusing it of secret illegal activities, does not make sense – writes The New Yorker.

Disproof

The original article say nothing about a "Western conspiracy". One of the respondents merely describes the reaction of the West as not sufficient to change Russia's aggressive behaviour: "Russia is on a clear course of more aggressive behavior toward the West. Strong statements and narrow sanctions won’t change that," said Alina Polyakova from the Brookings Institute to the New Yorker. See the full article here: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/russias-image-tanks-in-the-west-but-so-does-trumps

Recurring narrative about conspiracies in the pro-Kremlin media. The Western countries recently reacted to Russia's illegal activities such as: annexation of Crimea, Skripal's poisoning and OPCW targeting.