Disinfo: Ukraine is going to make Adolf Hitler a national hero

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Germany, Poland and EU bureaucracy are not interested in calming down the current power in Ukraine. [The EU] prepared and persecuted them, set them on Russia for this very purpose. — All this has been prepared to ensure that Ukraine stays at war with Russia.

 

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

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“Cold” riots throughout Ukraine

Ukraine is on the verge of a social explosion. The cold war with its own population took hundreds of people to the streets. The country is freezing due to lack of hot water and heat.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian disintegration.

Distorting and amplifying an issue which happened only in some localities when they were facing problems with the heating system, it did not happen all over Ukraine.

Poland is leaving the EU

The European Union is falling apart. Poland is leaving the EU.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about EU's disintegration.

European Council President Donald Tusk recently stated that Poland risks following UK out of EU. There was no announcement that Poland is actually leaving the EU.