Disinfo: Ukraine is divided into two parts

Summary

Ukraine is divided into two parts. One part is a group of terrorists, who came to power through a coup and established state terrorism with a Nazi ideology. The second is the people, who are held hostages by these terrorists.

Disproof

As witnessed by the democratic and inclusive Presidential elections held on 25 May 2014, Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected government. The OSCE characterised the elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process." bit.ly/2g9K0Mp, . 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 parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue57
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Terrorism, Nazi/Fascist

Disclaimer

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