Disinfo: Ukraine is a successful Western project against Russia, Belarus may soon become one too

Summary

Ukraine is the most successful Western project in the framework of its strategy against Russia. They managed to establish an absolute monopoly and control in this country. They are able to control and to coordinate the activities of state structures aimed at implementing their strategy in relation to Russia. Now, they are trying to do the same with Belarus.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is under external control and Russophobic.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

Ukraine is not a Russophobic country. It had to react to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas. However, after 2014, Ukraine has not forbidden contacts between citizens of Ukraine and Russia, as well as sports, cultural, scientific, or other exchange. Ukraine and Russia have diplomatic and consular relations. The borders between the countries remain open. Although the relations have worsened, the countries continue to trade.

Belarus is not becoming an anti-Russian state. Protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election in Belarus on the 9th of August, which were not monitored by independent experts, and are largely considered fraudulent by both international observers and a large part of the Belarusian society.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Russophobia has become a normal thing in Ukraine, that Kyiv puts Russophobia above the health of its citizens, that Ukraine will force resettlement of everyone with a Russian passport, or that Ukraine is preparing a law for the mass abduction of Russian citizens.

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  • Reported in: Issue 222
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Belarus, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Anti-Russian, Ukrainian statehood, Russophobia
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After Euromaidan Ukraine lost its sovereignty and is falling apart

Euromaidan that started on 21 November 2013, radically changed the lives of almost every Ukrainian. In the overwhelming majority of cases, these changes were for the worse, such as a civil war that soon began in Eastern Ukraine. Not a single Maidan slogan has been implemented. None of the leaders of the Maidan has kept any of their promises. Ukraine has lost the remnants of the signs of a sovereign state and is on the verge of complete collapse.

A coup d’état took place, and Western puppets came to power. Seven years have passed since the beginning of the Maidan and Ukraine has changed beyond recognition: no sovereignty remained.

Disproof

This is an example of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the 2013-2014 Maidan protests, the war in Ukraine, and Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign country. It is not falling apart. It has a functioning government, embassies in other countries, judicial, law enforcement, and other authorities. It is a democratic country where people can choose the president, the parliament, and local administration. For instance, in 2019, it held presidential and parliamentary elections, and in 2020 - local elections.

Rail Baltica is built for the purposes of NATO

The Rail Baltica railroad is built in the Baltic States for purposes of North-Atlantic alliance. Without NATO, the purpose of this project is absolutely not clear.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative targetting NATO's presence in the Baltic states.

The Rail Baltica is a project of the European Union (not NATO). It is part of EU's North Sea-Baltic TEN-T corridor. The Rail Baltica is financed by the EU as well as by Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It envisages a continuous rail link from Tallinn (Estonia) to Warsaw (Poland), going via Riga (Latvia) and Kaunas (Lithuania). The Baltic route should be completed by 2025; the link to Warsaw by 2030.

European Commission implements the plan imposed by world oligarchs who cash in on the coronavirus pandemic

First, they will isolate people in their apartments, then they will clean them up: the plan of the world’s oligarchs leaked to journalists.

The financial and political elite, who meet once a year at the Davos Economic Forum, are trying to cash in on the COVID-19 crisis.

Almost 100% of the mass media is in the hands of a handful of oligarchs whose interests do not coincide with those of the people.

This plan to “reset the world”, called “COVID-19: The Great Reset”, carried out down to the smallest detail by the European Commission, is the backbone of Joe Biden’s overseas programme. In general, the level of state support for the project is directly related to the adoption of the story about the COVID-19 pandemic, imposed by major media.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the coronavirus pandemic, exploiting the trope of "secret elites".

In an article, published in November 2020 Tsargrad refers to a never before seen report on a plan by oligarchs to reduce the population and to cash in on the pandemic and names Emmanuel Ratier, who died in 2015, as the alleged author of the "Investigation by Faits et Documents".See previous theories that Bill Gates is working on depopulation policies and artificially created the coronavirus for this purpose.