Disinfo: Ukraine is not a failed state, Ukraine as state does not exist at all


In order for this whole handling of a foreign country to function, a state "Ukraine" does not really have to exist. After the unconstitutional coup d'état in winter 2014, the organs of the increasingly dissolving state - such as the Verkhovna Rada - have already achieved many things that could greatly satisfy interested parties from abroad.

They have ensured that the Ukrainian nationalists have infiltrated the military and security organs in such a way that, on the one hand, together with the nationalists from the street ("activists"), they ensure that the population is kept in line or at least that any protest against anti-Russian "Ukrainisation" and the nationalist course is prevented by fear. On the other hand, through their levers of influence, they ensure constant tension against Russia and hatred of the "separatists" at home, without Ukraine having to turn into an open nationalist military dictatorship and, instead, maintaining an allegedly "democratic" façade.

A conglomerate of these forces, with the willing support of NATO advisers and employees of dozens of Western funds, economic actors and their lobbyists, can continue to rule the country under the guise of "Ukraine" as a state. That is why the question about the "failed state" posed in the headline of this article cannot be answered at all because it no longer stands like that. Because in order for something to fail, this "something" would have to exist beforehand.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine as a failed state, which is consistent with pro-Kremlin narratives alleging that Ukraine is a degrading state, also consistent with the narrative depicting the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d’état.

Ukraine, as an independent country, has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of countries.

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – 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 due to Russian pressure. It cannot be labelled as a coup.

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.

Ukraine's government has changed its relations toward Russia after the latter annexed illegally Crimea, which is part of Ukraine, following the covert invasion of “little green men".

The EU is among the strongest advocates of Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

Read more cases that target Ukraine claiming that collapse is imminent, or that the country is a quasi-state; that modern Ukraine was created as a country for death in the name of American interests and others.


  • Reported in: Issue 238
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/03/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Ukrainian disintegration, Nazi/Fascist, Euromaidan
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Disinfo: Poland and Lithuania are directly supervising the coup in Belarus

Homeowner Svitlana Tsihanouskaya, who sees herself as the winner of last year's presidential election in Belarus, said it is becoming increasingly difficult to carry out a coup in the country.

As [...] reported, the pro-Western opposition in Belarus has been trying to run a revolutionary scenario in the country since last year. The coup plotters are supported by Western countries. Poland and Lithuania are directly supervising the coup.

The reason for this venturous plan was the presidential election. Alexander Lukashenko won it, but both the European Union and the USA refused to recognise the results of the vote.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to organise a coup or colour revolution in Belarus.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election on the 9th of August 2020, which were not monitored by independent experts, and are largely considered fraudulent by both international observers and a big part of the Belarusian society. On 19 August 2020, the European Council called Belarusian elections neither free nor fair.

Disinfo: The West aims to intensify its campaign against the Sputnik V vaccine

The West has been waging for months a campaign against the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V. A Kremlin source revealed that, according to data of the Russian intelligence services, the US and its allies aim to launch a massive media campaign against the vaccine.


Recurring disinformation narratives about an ongoing campaign of the West to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and the promotion of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

The claim that the West has financed and promoted campaigns to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is not supported by factual evidence. Early remarks about Sputnik V was motivated by widespread concerns that the approval was premature, since, at the time, the vaccine had not even started phase III trials, nor had any results on the earlier stage trials been published. The WHO expressed concerns about the preternatural registration of vaccine. After the results of phase I and II trials were published in The Lancet in September 2020, a group of international experts analysed them and expressed concerns about statistical anomalies.

Disinfo: People who refuse the coronavirus vaccine may have to be isolated, Merkel said

The introduction of “Covid passports” which register the tests that you did is a way of making a selection among people. This may also turn vaccination from voluntary to mandatory, and we heard Angela Merkel saying that if some people refuse to get vaccinated maybe it will be necessary to adopt measures or to isolate them socially, which is something very serious.


This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign about the Covid-19 and vaccination.

The claim is deliberately misleading. The actual words of Chancellor Angela Merkel were: