Disinfo: Ukraine is a colony of the US

Summary

The Ukrainian government practically deprived Donbas and Luhansk of voting rights. Ukraine is a colony of the US.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation conspiracy about Ukraine's relations with the US and Ukraine's statehood.

The election took place in the context of ongoing armed conflict and other hostilities in the east of the country and the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation.  As a consequence, the election could not be organised in Crimea and certain parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are controlled by illegal armed groups. People from Luhansk and Donetsk occupied territories could vote - but they would have to travel from occupied territories to land controlled by the Ukraine government.

The United States reiterates its unbending support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, within its internationally recognised borders, including its territorial waters.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 148
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Azerbaijani
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donetsk, Elections
  • Outlet: Axar.az
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Ukrainian side does not abide by the Minsk agreements

Ukraine does not abide by the Minsk Agreements which set up the obligations to stop the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region, see previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

In many cases, separatist of the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR violated the Minsk agreements, not the Ukrainian side, with the so-called elections organised there in February 2018 as one of the examples.

Notre Dame fire is a sign of Europe’s decline

Poles turn to conspiracies after Notre Dame fire. Comments on social media: There is a hidden meaning in the fire at Notre Dame; If we do not convert, we will all burn; Our European civilisation is dying.

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Notre Dame: A Muslim minaret instead of a Catholic spire

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The fire in Notre Dame the starting point for an apocalypse

Disproof

Recurring narrative on the Notre Dame fire, making a connection between the fire and the decline of values in Europe.

The cause of the fire at Notre Dame is not yet clear, the investigation is ongoing. Most sources argue it happened because of electrical circuit and that it was an accident.

At least 9 million Ukrainians support civil war, political terror and extrajudicial killings

The results of the Ukrainian presidential election show that at least 8-9 million Ukrainian voters support domestic and foreign policies by the current Ukrainian authorities. Hence, these people support the continuation of civil war, political terror, extrajudicial killings, keeping thousands of political prisoners without relevant court verdicts and the cannibal economic policy in Ukraine. Furthermore, they support forced Ukrainisation, a split in the church and terrorist shelling of Donbas by the Ukrainian military.

Disproof

This disinformation message contains pro-Kremlin narrative about the war in Ukraine, which does not mention the well documented Russian involvement that violated Ukraine's territorial integrity, including by supporting and arming separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine.

It also contains ungrounded information concerning the situation of human rights in the country. There is no proof about thousands of political prisoners or alleged political terror in Ukraine.