Disinfo: Ukraine has three scenarios for the future: rejoining Russia, splitting up or a suffering a coup

Summary

There are three scenarios for the future of Ukraine. It will either be returned to Russia, or it will be divided, or a coup will be organized there.

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. Russia has no right to claim them. Furthermore there are no indications that a coup would be organised in Ukraine, as Ukraine is making progress in reforms in key areas, notably constitutional reform, decentralisation, the fight against corruption and the judiciary. The EU welcomes these steps and is providing substantial support in all these areas.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup
  • Outlet: Svpressa.ru
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The German foreign minister: “parties treat the truce in Ukraine as a recommendation, not an obligation”

The German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that “the parties of the conflict in Ukraine consider the truce a recommendation, not an obligation”.

Disproof

While he did say that all sides of the conflict must follow the terms of the Minsk agreements, Steinmeier did not say that both sides, Ukraine and Russia, treat the agreements as recommendations. More detaljs from StopFake.