Disinfo: Ukraine is not a real state because it has no single territory, single language, single economy and single population

Summary

Nowadays Ukraine cannot be considered a state. There are no signs of a state: there is no unity of the territory, no language unity, no economical unity. This is a temporary territory, on which the junta is operating – an illegal power located in Kiev and carrying out terrorist activities, leader of the LDPR party said.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood and Ukrainian nation. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B0%5D=77158&date=&offset=10 Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration, Junta, Terrorism, Ukrainian statehood

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