Disinfo: Ukraine is becoming a totalitarian state

Summary

The last actions of Ukrainian authorities [the new law on education] show that Ukraine is becoming a totalitarian and police state and it doesn’t respect the Constitution.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about Ukraine. Totalitarianism is a form of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of individual life to the authority of the state. A police state is a totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens' activities. No evidence given that the newly adopted Ukrainian education law would transform Ukraine into a totalitarian country or a police state. Ukrainian authorities have submitted the text to the Venice Commission for an opinion which shall be delivered by the end of 2017. See the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly resolution on the law. More on background of the law and the controversies it has raised http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/73272.

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  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/10/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russian language, State oppression
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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