Disinfo: Ukraine has to return to the historical lands of the Ukrainian People's Republic

Summary

Ukraine was among the founding countries of the Soviet Union. Today’s Ukraine is the successor of whom, the Soviet Union or the Ukrainian People’s Republic? If it’s the UPR, then it should return to its borders. The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk was the assignee of the UPR.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative designed to denigrate the history of Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood and its independence. According to the article 5 of the law of Ukraine "On the succession of Ukraine", “the state border of the USSR, which delimits the territory of Ukraine from other states, and the border between the Ukrainian SSR and the Belarusian SSR, the RSFSR, and the Republic of Moldova as of 16 July 1990 is the state border of Ukraine.” According to article 7, “Ukraine is the assignee of rights and obligations under international treaties of the USSR, which do not contradict the Constitution of Ukraine and the interests of the Republic.” Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected globally, but were violated by Russia in 2014.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: USSR
see more

The White Helmets are preparing a false flag chemical attack in Syria

The Western-sponsored so called “White Helmets” are preparing together with their collaborators among terrorists a new false flag operation, using chemical weapons in Syria, hoping to accuse Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad for the attack and have him ousted. But the modus operandi of the provocateurs are already known by everyone and their plans will fail.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, portraying the White Helmets as a Western-backed terrorist proxy and, implicitly, denying the responsibility of the Assad regime for chemical attacks perpetrated during the Syrian civil war.

Read similar cases claiming that the White Helmets were involved in the production of videos of staged “chemical attacks” and that the White Helmets have close links to Al-Qaeda and falsify chemical attacks evidence.

Big Pharma spread false rumours about the coronavirus to forward their business interests

The coronavirus is heading the news these days, and of course – all fakes around it. The primary object is to cause panic. One can hear “exclusive stories”, such as: “according to the Ministry of Health, more than 112 persons have died in Siberia and the Far East“. More than 200 similar reports have been detected by the Fund for Defending National Values. One can hear such delusional stories as “FBI reports that more than 100.000 persons have died in China and almost 3 millions are infected.” Why would the FBI care? This organisation deals only with internal issues of the USA. Why not the NSA or CIA? And those US specialists from “China” do not act delicately: “Tens of thousands are dead and thousands corps are burned at waste stations“.

Behind this stand the giant pharmaceutical companies, attempting to forward their business interests.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory. Pro-Kremlin media recurrently attempt to feed into narratives on the pharmaceutical industry, suggesting evil play behind vaccines, pharmaceutical research facilities etc.

The German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934 assumed the partition of the USSR

Polish leaders repeatedly met with Hitler, Göring and Ribbentrop. In 1934, the Piłsudski-Hitler pact was signed. This agreement was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany and the Polish Ambassador to Germany Józef Lipski, known for his anti-Semitic views. Among other issues, this agreement assumed the partition of the land of the USSR, in which Poland could also have taken part.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact by stating that other European countries signed various international agreements with Germany throughout the 1930s.

It is impossible to compare the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of 1934 with the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact as the former was a standard international agreement aimed at the mutual recognition of borders and a declaration that existing political contradictions would be solved through diplomatic tools. There is no historical evidence that this pact contained any secret protocols, which assumed common aggressive actions of Germany and Poland against the USSR or other countries. Moreover, the pact did not include any agreements on advanced political, economic and military relations between Poland and Germany. Secondly, in 1934, the plans of Hitler were still unknown, so all European countries carried out normal diplomatic relations with Germany.