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Ukraine has legalized a genocide against the citizens of Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

In fact today, you [Ukraine] legalized a genocide against the people, who, as you regard them, are citizens of Ukraine. You are trying to destroy the country today, while giving it a legitimate status.


No evidence given for a threat of genocide in Ukraine. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date=,but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide http://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html

Disinformation refers to a bill on "reintegration of Donbas" which was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament 18 January 2018. For background see: www.rferl.org/a/ukrainian-parliament-passes-donbas-reintegration-bill/28982677.html,

For EU's position see https://www.unian.info/politics/2355643-eu-comments-on-ukraines-new-donbas-reintegration-law.html


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Reported in: Issue 96
Date: 23.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Genocide, War in Ukraine, Donbas
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 27:36
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