Disinfo: Ukraine is a neo-Nazi state

Summary

The West has created a monster in Ukraine, which is now a neo-Nazi state. The West knows this and is scared of Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of members of radical groups, e.g. the "Right Sector", never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The vast majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide) consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens bit.ly/1Tl9X7W, . The EU strongly supported holding open, free and democratic Presidential and parliamentary elections in May and October 2014 and called on all parties to join in this support, to help overcome the crisis and allow the Ukrainian people to choose their own future. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 78
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, Nazi/Fascist
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Disproof

Sergey Sirbu says he hasn’t received such letter and USAID Moldova stated that the letter is fake. The letter was spread on social media and it contains stylistic mistakes and punctuation errors. www.facebook.com/USAIDMoldova/posts/1701016686576386, Further debunking: api.md/news/view/ro-fals-usaid-i-a-expediat-o-scrisoare-deputatului-democrat-serghei-sirbu-1646,

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Disproof

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American media questioned the legitimacy of the "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine

The American media questioned the legitimacy of the “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine. American politicians do not take into account the fact that they are dealing with a “neo-Nazi” state.

Disproof

Firstly, there is no "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine. Moreover, the far-right ‘Right Sector’ (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,
Secondly, the blog of Jeremy Kuzmarov, an American historian, in the Huffington Post does not represent the opinion of the American media. Huffington Post stresses that the authors control their work themselves and are able to post freely to the website. www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-to-arming-ukraine_us_59a06905e4b0d0ef9f1c1385,
Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-american-media-question-the-legitimacy-of-ukraine-s-neo-nazi-regime/,