Disinfo: Ukraine has never existed as an independent country

Summary

Ukraine has never existed as an independent country.

Disproof

Historical revisionism

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  • Reported in: Issue 30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Ukrainian statehood
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Citizens of Dniepropetrovsk, Odessa, Nikolaev and other southern and eastern...

Citizens of Dniepropetrovsk, Odessa, Nikolaev and other southern and eastern Ukrainian towns are waiting for an “external power” to protect them from the Ukrainian government. They want to join Russia. // In the 17th century, Ukrainian hetmen realized that they could not govern even their small area and decided to join Russia of their own will.

Disproof

According to a poll, conducted by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology and Russia's Levada Center, only 2% of Ukrainians want to join Russia on the whole (bit.ly/1PmGB3G), . // Historical revisionism.