Disinfo: Ukraine is a ‘colonial empire’ that has captured Russian, Polish,…


Ukraine is a ‘colonial empire’ that has captured Russian, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian territories.


Ukraine is an independent and sovereign state, and since regaining independence in since 1991 it has not been an empire nor captured any territories, Ukraine also never had ‘colonies’.


  • Reported in: Issue 68
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism


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