Disinfo: Ukraine is a US client state

Summary

(…) as Ukraine is a US client state, the Western media, generally speaking, do not cover its affairs critically: Ukrainian elites “may be sons of bitches, but they are our sons of bitches”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the statehood of Ukraine and US presence in Europe.

See more examples of disinformation messages alleging that Ukraine is a colony of IMF and George Soros, Ukraine is run by pro-EU oligarchic Nazis, supported by the US, US embassy controls decisions taken in Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 194
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood
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Disproof

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Disproof

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