Disinfo: Ukraine is a Russian territory occupied by Russia's geopolitical enemy that holds people in slavery

Summary

Those sitting in Kyiv [are] servants of Western states, who not only keep Russian people living in the country in slavery but also use them for the war with Russia as cannon fodder.

Ukraine is a territory occupied by the global, centuries-old adversary of Russia. In different eras, this enemy was personified by England, the Kaiser, or Nazi Germany, now the United States. Today Ukraine is ruled by Western puppet Gauleiters, but they are not independent rulers, but only servants under Western masters.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukrainian statehood, claiming that Ukraine is ruled from abroad and that there is a puppet regime in Kyiv. It also claims that Ukraine discriminates against the Russian minority.

Present-day Ukraine has been on the world map since 1991 when the Soviet Union disintegrated. It has elected six presidents since then and changed parties in government several times which illustrates political diversity and democratic dynamics even during economic hardship in the wake of Russian aggression in 2014. Ukraine's Western partners have been providing it with financial and technical assistance.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The country is not controlled by NATO or any other foreign organisation or government. Both the EU and the US respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Ukraine is a strategic partner for the EU and NATO. The West does not want to militarise Ukraine nor use the country in a war against Russia, including in Donbas. It should be reminded that it was Russia which undertook a well-documented act of aggression, ongoing since February 2014.

Russians in Ukraine are not slaves. They have the same rights as other citizens of Ukraine. There is no discrimination based on ethnic origin. The Ukrainian Constitution guarantees that every citizen of Ukraine has equal rights.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that: Washington uses Kyiv as an instrument against Russia; Ukraine is militarised and under external control; Ukraine is a quasi-state, a pro-Western appendage that cannot decide its own fate; Ukraine became a poor, corrupt, failed state controlled by the West.

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  • Reported in: Issue 259
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/09/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US, UK, Germany
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, Puppets
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Disinfo: Most Ukrainians are Russian speakers

Most Ukrainians are Russian speakers.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative concerning the language issue in Ukraine.

An overview of opinion polls conducted in Ukraine throughout 2020 demonstrates that the claim is very far from the truth. According to an August 2020 survey, 60.9% of respondents said they predominantly used Ukrainian at home (against 36% Russian); 57.2% said they used Ukrainian in the workplace (24.1% used Russian); 73.4% consider Ukrainian their native language (compared with 22% of self-described native Russian speakers); 82.3% agreed that "all state officials should communicate in Ukrainian while at work" (14% disapproved).

Disinfo: Today’s liberals have gone further than the Nazis with eugenics and experimenting with humanity

According to Australian media, the New South Wales state authorities want to allow children to choose their gender independently from the age of three. Western countries are trying, under the guise of progress and freedom, to impose their ‘deviant thinking’ by promoting children’s gender selection.

We’re seeing a new kind of political concept – super biological politics. This is not the first attempt. Nazi eugenics tried to conduct such an experiment with humanity. Today’s liberals have gone further. The task is no longer getting a new human being, but to make him change himself and give up his identity. Before our eyes, child sexual abuse is taking place and being institutionalised.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the West as depraved, an immoral actor that fights against traditional values, promotes deviant sexual behaviour and endangers societies.

This claim was neither counterbalanced nor critically challenged in the article.

Disinfo: Afghanistan case is a warning for Lithuania, Ukraine and other puppets of Anglo-Saxon imperialism

The case of Afghanistan shows what potentially could happen to Lithuania and its pro-American ruling elite. Since 2001 Afghanistan was under the rule of the US puppets. They had American support and protection as long as Uncle Sam needed it. The cynical logic of Anglo-Saxon imperialism is? there are no eternal friends, only eternal interests.

There are more examples. The Fascistic Maidan regime in Kyiv existing only due to American support. As well the US supporting anti-people and anti-national political elite in Lithuania.

Disproof

The message presents a recurring claim that some countries (i.e. Lithuania, Ukraine) are puppets of the US and, in this case, of Anglo-Saxons. In the pro-Kremlin outlets, the term “Anglo-Saxons” stands for the US and UK and often means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis.

The comparison of the situation in Afghanistan with the situation in other countries is a groundless and speculative one. There are no US forces stationed in Ukraine. Lithuania is an independent state, a member of the EU and NATO. It is stated that “the US and Lithuania share a history as valued Allies and strong partners” (see more information about relations between the US and Lithuania here).