Ukraine is an anti-Russian project

Summary

Ukraine is an anti-Russian project and it is only in this capacity that Ukraine interests Europe.

Disproof

Ukraine is a sovereign nation-state, not an anti-Russian project.

This is an example of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western Russophobia and alleged anti-Russian projects in the West.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 138
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Anti-Russian, Russophobia, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (2:26 - 2:35).
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Brussels tries to avoid a “palace coup” by increasing Russophobia ahead of the EU elections

The Kerch Strait incident is a provocation used by Brussels to increase Russophobic sentiment ahead of the EU elections. There is a danger that Brussels will try to retain its position by force, refusing to recognize the election results in European countries, arguing that there was a “Russian intervention”. 

Brussels is a US puppet that tries to increase tensions between the Europe and Russia,

Disproof

This is an ongoing pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about US influence in Europe. Check our database for more cases on Russophobia, elections meddling, and the Kerch Strait incident.

For background:

Skripal poisoning was an MI6 operation

The Skripal poisoning was a strategic operation of the British special services. It was executed by British intelligence agency MI6, but was actually planned by the US. The operation was designed to have three distinct phases: the first began in March 2018, the second in the autumn of 2018, and the third and final stage will commence soon, with the announcement of Sergei Skripal’s death.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Skripal poisoning. For more examples see here.

British police and intelligence investigations have produced sufficient hard evidence to charge two Russian nationals for the attack on the Skripals. These two individuals have been identified as officers of the GRU, the Russian Military Intelligence service. More British public documents/statements on the case can be found here and here.

Estonian FM admitted Russia is not interested in intervening in Estonian elections

The Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser says that at present, Russia’s attention is focused more on Ukraine’s presidential elections than on interference in the elections and democratic processes of EU and NATO countries. In other words, he admitted that Russia is not interested in “intervening” in elections in Estonia, which will be held almost a month earlier than Ukraine’s.

Disproof

The Estonian Foreign Minister did not admit such a thing. In reality, he said: "Although our parliament will be soon elected, the presidential elections in Ukraine will be held in the end of March. No doubt, the interest of our eastern neighbour might be even larger in the results of elections in Ukraine and the ways to influence them rather than intervention in the elections and democratic processes of the EU and NATO allies."