Disinfo: Ukraine is a Russophobic, Nazi state, controlled by the US

Summary

As of today, under the governance of the US, Ukraine can exist only in the following form: Russophobic and with Nazis in the streets.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives undermining the statehood of Ukraine and advancing a narrative about Nazis in Ukraine.

Ukraine is a sovereign, independent state. Relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. They are established on an equal basis. US policy is focused on strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous and free Ukraine, more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.

Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. In the 2019 election, far-right candidates fell short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.

Read similar cases alleging that Ukraine is a neo-Nazi state and Ukraine is an anti-Russian state under Western control.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Anti-Russian, Russophobia, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal time 43:30-43:45
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Disproof

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Disproof

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