Ukraine and its current political elite can only exist because of their permanent Russophobia

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  • Reported in: Issue 50
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russophobia
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (time: 1:03:33)
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Lithuanian Members of the European Parliament are ardent Russophobes

Lithuanian Members of the European Parliament are among the most ardent Russophobes (citing the EU Parliament’s vote on a resolution that calls for the EU to counteract anti-EU propaganda by third parties, especially by Russia).

Disproof

The resolution is about counteracting anti-EU propaganda. Voting "for" does not indicate Russophobia.

Christmas lights are banned in Sweden because of the Muslim communities

Christmas lights are banned in Sweden because of tolerance towards Muslim communities.

Disproof

A recurring narrative about threatened values in the West. This disinformation story has been debunked before. The Swedish National Traffic Authority has refused some local communities, access to light poles, as they are not dimensioned for the decorations. The original news story (In Swedish) here. The decision is not related to any religious concerns. Further debunking by Viralgranskaren.

The current Ukrainian authorities fear Yanokovich’s testimony

The current Ukrainian authorities are afraid of the testimony of Victor Yanukovych, former Ukrainian president – who is currrently communicating with the court in Ukraine via internet from Russia – because they committed massacres during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 and secretly burned the corpses of their victims in crematoriums in Kyiv.

Disproof

The killings during the Revolution of Dignity, aka Euromaidan, of nearly 100 people protesting against Yanukovych's regime, were committed by Yanukovych's regime. No evidence provided of "secret burning of corpses".