It is Ukraine that slows down the peace process

Summary

For five years Kyiv has been slowing down the peace process. … In five years, Ukraine has not complied with a single paragraph of the Minsk Protocol.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region. See previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

In March 2015, the European Council linked the duration of EU sanctions on Russia to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements, acknowledging Russia's responsibility to uphold the Agreements.

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated that the final fulfillment of the Minsk agreements is dependent on Russia’s decision to withdraw its forces from the occupied territories. “Unfortunately, the problem with Minsk implementation is Russia’s continued occupation of Eastern Ukraine and the ongoing fighting there, so it’s impossible for Ukraine to go any further than it already has,” Volker said.

According to Volker, Russia still has to fully implement a ceasefire deal, to withdraw its forces, and to disband the so-called people’s republics in Donbas.

The latest reports by the OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine inform that there are violations of the Minsk agreement on both sides of the conflict.

However, in many cases, separatist of the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR violated the Minsk agreements, not the Ukrainian side, with the so-called elections organised there in February 2018 as one of the examples. The analysis of the Atlantic Council shows that the majority of violations can be attributed to Russia-backed armed formations.

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  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: Vremya news programme @Channel One TV time 00:35, 06:50-06:57
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Trump, Pompeo, Belarusian independent media, Duda, all mentally ill

As an anti-human society and a capitalist state the US is a maddened community, which constantly generates degraded politicians. Mass shootings in the US mean that the US is one large madhouse. The very acceptance of American dream turns a human into a maddened person. The same is true for the US ruling elite. Isn’t State Secretary Mike Pompeo, who states that Crimea belongs to banderovtsy [Ukrainian fascists] not a mentally ill politician? US President [former] advisor John Bolton’s face indicates his absolute degradation. Isn’t Donald Trump, who withdrew from the INF Treaty, a mentally ill politician, too?

In the countries like the US and Poland where a lot of spoken about love towards God, the key object of worship is Mammon [a term from the Christian Bible used to describe material wealth or greed]. Tadevush Kondrasevich, the Belarusian Roman Catholic Archbishop, would not acknowledge this with his anti-Soviet and Russophobic worldview. In fact, Belarusian independent media and experts are mentally ill people too, just like Crusius, Trump, or Duda. If these people come to power, they would stage as big bacchanalia as mentally ill ‘banderovtsy’, Kaczynski brothers, and racists in Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states, all servile puppets of the mentally ill uncle Sam.

Disproof

This message is a mix of conspiracies and ungrounded generalisations aimed to discredit the West, the US and Poland in particular, and Belarusian independent media and experts. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about decaying, immoral West and its imminent collapse, Nazism / Fascism in Ukraine and the Baltic states, and about belligerent West.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that, in contrast to Russia, western Europe is abandoning Christian roots, and that Western values are egoism, hedonism and extreme relativism.

US State Department is Gauleiter’s structure over Ukraine

The formation of the new Ukrainian cabinet was approved by US President adviser, John Bolton. Hence, it will not be allowed to develop closer relations with Russia. Ukraine’s external governance remains in place. A whole floor at Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) building is occupied by Americans. The US State Department and US Embassy in Ukraine represent a system of “Gauleiters”; a super-structure, controlling the Ukrainian state. US gave instructions to former President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine has not got rid of this.
However, the US does not need the project of “Ukraine as an Anti-Russia” anymore. The project is being decommissioned. Still it is premature to believe that Ukraine will soon get rid of external control. Ukraine’s economic crisis was imported from the US. External actors extract Ukrainian human and financial resources to mitigate their own economic crises. How is it that Ukrainians believed that Russia was responsible for economic difficulties in 2014? Soviet people of slavonic origins, born in Little Russia.

Disproof

This message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propagandistic claims about Ukraine under external control, Western attempts to create anti-Russian feelings out of Ukraine, and Western-Nazi links.

The claims that the United States controlled the formation of a new Ukrainian government is groundless. The US and the European Union continue to support Ukraine, its territorial integrity, and sovereignty against Russian aggression. The term 'Little Russia' is derogatory and derives from imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians and undermining Ukraine's sovereignty.

The Soviet Union was forced to sign the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

The Soviet Union was forced to sign a pact with Hitler after several attempts to solve the problem with Western countries in a diplomatic way and after trying to make an agreement with Poland. At the same time, the West were helping Hitler by directing him toward the USSR.

The content of the agreement was very simple – the two sides agreed to not attack each other for the next 10 years. Secret protocol regulated the distribution of spheres of influence in Poland. The USSR was given only the territory that was previously occupied by Poland after the First World War. These are western Ukraine and western Belarus.

 

Disproof

A recurring disinformation narrative revising the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to portray Russia's role in World War II as non-aggressive.

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was signed on August 23, 1939. Its secret protocols divided Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact directly caused the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in complete occupation of the country by Germany and the USSR. A secret protocol was appended to the public pact of nonaggression which divided the whole of eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. Poland, east of the line formed by the Narew, Vistula, and San rivers would fall under the Soviet sphere of influence. The protocol also assigned Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland to the Soviet sphere of influence.