Disinfo: Ukraine is a victim of US aggression and interference

Summary

The US has organised a junta in Ukraine. [—] Maidan was a US-organised coup and Ukraine is a victim of US aggression and interference in its internal policies. Ukraine is not a sovereign country any more.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood and Ukrainian nation. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B0%5D=77158&date=&offset=10 Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

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  • Reported in: Issue 114
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/06/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Junta, Ukrainian statehood, Euromaidan, Coup
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NATO is an aggressive and criminal organisation with homosexual army

NATO is an aggressive, criminal, military and political organisation. But its army is homosexual. We [Russians] feel some kind of disgust about them, not fear.

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Pentagon admits that US will be unable to protect Poland from a Russian invasion

American soldiers will be unable to stop the Russian army in case of an invasion into the Baltic states and Poland.

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The Czech-language version of Russian website Sputnik cites an article published by The Washington Post, misinterpreting its content to suit its own purposes. While the original article talks about the long time it would take the US Army to arrive at its destination in the event of an invasion into the Baltics and Poland by Russia, the headline chosen by Sputnik only mentions Poland and the US's allegedly proclaimed inability to protect it.

Fake chemical attacks are a pretext for Western military action against Syrian government

They (the West) uses fake chemical attacks as a pretext for military action against Syrian government.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Sergei Skripal poisoning, and chemical attack in Douma, Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, On April 7, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU. See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/ On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx