The Ukrainian authorities are ‘ukrainianizing’ Kyiv, which is actually a…

Summary

The Ukrainian authorities are ‘ukrainianizing’ Kyiv, which is actually a ‘Russian city’ // More than 60 percent of Ukrainians consider Russian to be their mother tongue.

Disproof

No evidence given. Kyiv is a Ukranian city. The first historical state with a Slavic settlement was formed around Kyiv more than two centuries before the foundation of Moscow. Throughout the centuries, Ukrainians maintained their own cultural and linguistic identity. The distinction is apparent e.g. through the fact that in 1654, Ukraine and Russia needed translators to sign the Treaty of Pereyaslav. // In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 67
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ethnic Russians
  • Outlet: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @Pervyi kanal’ (29:34)
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US President Donald Trump accused Ukraine of waging genocide against…

US President Donald Trump accused Ukraine of waging genocide against its own people, as reported by CNN radio.

Disproof

CNN did not run such a report anywhere, neither on radio, nor television, or their website. Furthermore, no other US media reported on such a statement by the US President. According to StopFake, pro-Kremlin outlets reported a similar story in 2015 in which President Obama seemingly also accused Ukraine of genocide against its own people, also that time giving CNN as the source bit.ly/2oD3mt0, .

The US and the UK have blamed Russia for using…

The US and the UK have blamed Russia for using chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib // Simultaneously, the US started a mission to destroy the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by moving a strike group of the US Navy towards the Korean Peninsula.

Disproof

No evidence given. The US and the UK, among others, have said the Assad regime, which Russia supports, is to blame for the attack with chemical weapons in Idlib bbc.in/2nWcGtg, . // The US strike group is, according to U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, routine cnn.it/2omgVx4, .