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Ukraine is controlled by neo-Nazis

Summary of Disinformation

Ukraine is  a corrupt and Russophobe country, internationally isolated, controlled by an alliance of tycoons and neo-Nazis brought into power by a Western-inspired coup and working against Ukraine’s own citizens.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine. 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.

There are no Nazis in the government nor in the parliament of Ukraine. Even the far-right ‘Right Sector’ (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter the parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not extremism or Nazism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that http://bit.ly/2dFFEdi

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Reported in: Issue 94
Date: 14.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Western values, Coup, Russophobia, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Voskresny Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym Rossiya 1, 2:08:35
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