Disinfo: The West have disposed of Ukraine like a trash

Summary

Where is this American-European project, known as “Ukraine” in the press now? Is there anyone still interested in it in the West? The country does not exist in the Western information space anymore. They have destroyed it and disposed of it like a trash. And who will have to clean up after this?

Disproof

Presented as a series of rhetorical questions, this disinformation message advances pro-Kremlin narratives undermining the statehood of Ukraine and casting it as abandoned by its partners.

International media continues to write about Ukraine: see for example a recent message by the Reuters news agency, about the additional World Bank loan of 135 mln US dollars to help reform Ukraine's healthcare system.

The EU continues to support Ukraine. As part of its global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has mobilised an emergency support package for the Eastern Partners, including Ukraine. Over 190 million euros will go directly to support Ukraine's immediate and short-term needs. Read more about EU assistance to the Eastern Partnership countries in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic here.

The European Union has also dedicated 13 million euros to support the most vulnerable people affected by hostilities in East Ukraine.

This disinformation message appeared in the same TV broadcast as the claim that the Western system of values has collapsed.

 

 

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 194
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Abandoned Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The system of Western values has collapsed

The fight against the coronavirus is not over, but it has become obvious that the Western human-centric system of values has collapsed. Nothing is heard anymore about the LGBT rights. What is now going to happen to toilets for the third gender, that was so loudly discussed in Germany? Where are the demands to organise gay parades? And news about the Western stars changing the gender of their children? Nothing is heard anymore about the German invitation for refugees, and any politician who will return to this topic, will become a political corpse.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Western values, portraying them in the context of moral decline.

While the European Union is focused on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains committed it its values, including human dignity.

Coronavirus was created by Americans in Ukrainian laboratories

Coronavirus can be explained by the fact that in Ukraine there are 15 biological laboratories funded by America. Covid-19 could have been developed in one of the biological laboratories in Ukraine!

Disproof

Another conspiracy theory about the emergence of coronavirus in the world.

Currently, the source of the new strain of coronavirus is still unknown, however, all available evidence suggests that this type of virus has a natural animal origin and is not a constructed virus. It has not been developed in any of the world's laboratories.

Dangerous experiments were carried out on people in Lugar Lab in Georgia

As you know, in Georgia, in the laboratory of Senator Richard Lugar in the suburbs of Tbilisi, the US Army Department of Medical Research is deployed. The documents submitted by the ex-Minister of State Security of Georgia Igor Giorgadze confirmed that dangerous experiments were carried out on living people in the laboratory.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that Americans experimented on people in Georgia, with no evidence given.

The U.S Embassy in Georgia officially addressed the conspiracy theories behind the Richard Lugar Centre as "nonsense and typical of Russian misinformation and propaganda campaigns." The Richard Lugar Centre for Public Health Research is a facility of the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), which became operational in August 2013. The Lugar centre is a top-tiered institution in NCDC’s laboratory network and serves as a reference laboratory for Georgia’s public health system. Under no circumstances has this laboratory been designed or redesigned to build biological weapons.