Ukraine is not a country, it is a territory

Summary

A country that does not punish those who are guilty is not a state, and those behind the “mass killings in Maidan and Odessa” have not been brought to justice.

Disproof

Repeated disinformation undermining the statehood and thus the territorial integrity of Ukraine. For hundreds of similar cases in the past, see https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=ukraine&disinfo_issue=&date=

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders: http://bit.ly/1RZGnjo.

The protesters on Maidan were killed by Berkut, an elite police force loyal to President Yanukovych, against whom the Ukrainian people protested and who later fled to Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 122
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, War in Ukraine, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (1tv.ru), time 25:20
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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about migrants being relocated to Georgia.

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The recent ammo depot explosion in Ukraine was meant to hide evidence on MH17

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Disproof

No evidence given.

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Ukrainian Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council urged to prepare for war with Russia

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov urged the country to prepare for war with Russia. He believes that Russia allegedly redeploys some mythical military divisions on the border with Ukraine. Kyiv for several years has unreasonably accused Russia of “aggression”.
Disproof

In fact, Turchynov said that Russia is trying to escalate the situation in the region.

"We can see active attempts to deploy additional military units along the Ukrainian border, and their number is already comparable with those of 2014 when the Russian Federation Council decided to deploys troops [to Crimea and Donbas]. These new units are not simply a demonstration of force. They can be used for active military actions. We should understand and be ready for it", said Turchynov.