Disinfo: Ukraine is a collapsing, degrading state with no sovereignty and rule of law


A process of self-destruction is taking place in Ukraine. No one else has started this process. Chaos, the coup that took place in 2014, was controlled from the outside. But today Western curators abandoned Ukraine and what is left is starting to eat itself.

There is no statehood, sovereignty, or the rule of law. Gangs feel free in Ukraine. We are witnessing the disintegration of the state and they are already talking about this. Killings and suppression of dissent are entrusted to those who were created as units ready for military action. They beat the elderly and don’t allow people to celebrate Victory Day.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's disintegration and imminent collapse, consistent with narratives that Ukraine is under external control since the 2013-14 Euromaidan revolution.

Ukraine has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of states. It has functioning law enforcement and court systems.

Ukraine did not ban the celebration of Victory Day, May 9 is still a national holiday in Ukraine.

See similar disinformation cases claiming that Ukraine is in free fall, that the coronavirus will cause the collapse of Ukraine, and that there is no solution for Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 204
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Rule of law, Abandoned Ukraine, Coup, Conspiracy theory, Ukrainian statehood


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