Ukraine has to remove the curators from the US and EU

Summary

If you (Ukraine) want to negotiate, then remove the curators and overseers from the United States and the European Union and decide what is beneficial for you and what is not.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the statehood of Ukraine. The message also repeats disinformation narratives about the EU and US' relations with Ukraine.

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The EU and the US support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The USA recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25th December 1991. The US policy is centred on realising and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous and free Ukraine, more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Europe, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @ Rossiya 1 (51:55 - 52:03)
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Disproof

No evidence is given. Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the US developing biological and/or chemical weapons around the world. In fact, such virology laboratories in Ukraine are involved in preventing the risks of complex diseases by pathogens and, together with other similar projects, counteracting bioterrorism. Further debunk by StopFake.org.

Ukraine won’t join NATO, won’t gain entry to the EU

You continue to tell both yourself and your citizens (Ukraine) that you are joining NATO, that you will enter the EU, that Russia is attacking. And this does not, and will not, happen. This is your parallel reality.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives claiming that the EU and the West, in general, have abandoned Ukraine and that Russia is not involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. 

Ukraine is a priority partner for the European Union, also within the EU's Eastern Partnership initiative. An Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine, was negotiated between 2007 and 2011 and signed on 21 March and 27 June 2014. It replaces earlier frameworks for cooperation. The Association Agreement is the main tool for bringing Ukraine and the EU closer together: it promotes deeper political ties, stronger economic links and respect for common values.

Example of Crimea showed that there is no stability in Europe

In Europe, everything was so bad and unstable that when Crimea returned to Russia in 2014, to which it belongs, everything else in Europe has faltered for you. Following the example of Crimea, which obviously went where it belonged, everything else began to wobble in Europe, things became restless.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the illegal annexation of Crimea, and the European Union and separatism. Common narrative about the disintegration of Europe. Crimea was not returned to where it belongs, but was illegally annexed by Russia. No international body has recognised the so-called Crimea referendum, announced on 27 February 2014, and held on 16 March 2014. Thirteen members of the United Nations Security Council voted in favour of a resolution declaring the referendum invalid. On the 27th of March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. On 17 December 2018, the UN General Assembly confirmed its non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea. On the fifth anniversary of Crimea's annexation, the EU reiterated its position of non-recognition of the landgrab and continues to stand in full solidarity with Ukraine, supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity.