There is a civil conflict in Ukraine

Summary

It is very important to stop the civil conflict in South-Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, which is not a civil conflict but a war instigated and waged by Russia.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation". This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February 2014 when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government.

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014 and at successive summits since then, allied leaders also demanded that Russia refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border.

According to the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilise, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian, Ukrainian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Eastern Ukraine, Civil war, War in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Nash TV Channel (0:55-1:02)
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US military leaders believed in a direct threat against America and the Western world from organised Jewry

U.S. military leaders in the first half of the 20th century widely believed that the world faced a direct threat from organised Jewry, which had seized control of Russia and similarly sought to subvert and gain mastery over America and the rest of Western civilization.

In these military circles, there was an overwhelming belief that powerful Jewish elements had financed and led Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution, and were organizing similar Communist movements elsewhere aimed at destroying all existing Gentile elites and imposing Jewish supremacy throughout America and the rest of the Western world.

Disproof

Anti-Semitic hate speech.The News Front article is full of age-old, unfounded, anti-Semitic tropes. See here for other examples of anti-Semitic disinformation narratives.

For information about EU-policies to combat anti-Semitism - see here.

10 million Ukrainians have to work abroad because of the government’s policies

10 million Ukrainians have to work abroad because of the government’s policies.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the economic situation in Ukraine.

According to the official statistics of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, there are 3 million Ukrainians who work abroad.  “On a constant basis, there are 3.2 million migrant workers from Ukraine every year” the Ministry informed.

The Russian language is changing the world

Germans have started to give their newborn Russian names – Dimitri and Olga being the most popular – and US suggests to declare Russian the second most important language. The Russian language is changing the world.

Disproof

A misrepresentation of quotes. The German article referred to by Tsargrad presents a short list of ''the prettiest Russian names''. Neither Dmitri, nor Olga or any other distinctly Russian name is anywhere near the most popular names in Germany, according to German statistics.

The claim that the US suggests Russian to be declared "the second most important language" is also a misrepresentation of a quote of a representative of NAFSA, the US National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, suggesting means of attracting US students to learn Russian.