Disinfo: Ukraine, as a single state, has no opportunity to develop in an evolutionary way

Summary

In today’s Ukraine, with its situation, with its power, with its forces, there is no option that this country, as a single state, can change for better in an evolutionary way [like through the elections].

Disproof

No evidence given, recurring disinformation about the Ukrainian statehood.The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" http://bit.ly/1hqcDuR. This fact was reconfirmed by the parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014, where parties devoted to democratic values received the strong majority of votes. The OSCE characterised the vote (report here) as "an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms". It means that this country, as a single state, is developing in an evolutionary way.

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  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood
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Sweden has legalized child marriages for immigrant pedophiles who wish to stay married to their underaged wives.

Disproof

In Sweden it is illegal to get married before the age of 18. However, the current law was written before the issue of child marriages that has happened before the concerned child comes to Sweden, therefore the Swedish Government has given the Justice of the Supreme Court Mari Heidenborg the task of reviewing how protection against child marriage, forced marriage and ‘honour’ crimes can be strengthened. According to the Swedish Minister of Justice, "forced marriage and child marriage must be combated. Children who have entered into marriage abroad must feel that society is on their side." The part of the remit concerning the recognition of child marriages contracted abroad is to be presented in an interim report by 6 December 2017. www.government.se/press-releases/2017/03/stronger-protection-against-child-marriage-forced-marriage-and-honour-crimes/,

Ukraine is an artificially created structure that cannot function independently without the West.

Ukraine is an artificially created structure. It cannot function independently. It retains its territorial integrity only and exclusively because it is needed by the Western orderer as an uncomfortable neighbor for Russia.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation. Ukraine is a legitimate state with a legitimate government recognized by all the the UN members and functioning due to the democratic President and Parliament elections held after in 2014.

Ukraine is as devastated now as in the 17th century

What is happening now, and in principle in the last decade in Ukraine, reminds a historical period of “Ruina” [ruin or devastation] in Ukraine from 1657 to 1687. After the reunion with Russia, real ruin and chaos began in Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence of the “complete devastation” in Ukraine today. The GDP of this country increased by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2017 comparing to 2016. Ukraine's gold and currency reserves reached US $ 18.6 billion in September 2017 (in 2014 - US $ 7.5 billion).

Read more about the prolonged state of chaos that contemporaries called “the Ruin" here.