Disinfo: Ukraine is not now, and has never been, a single...

Summary

Ukraine is not now, and has never been, a single entity.

Disproof

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

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  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Ukrainian statehood
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Unknown migrants looted shops and burned cars in a Stockholm...

Unknown migrants looted shops and burned cars in a Stockholm suburb.

Disproof

There was a group of young men that burned cars and destroyed local shops in the suburb of Rinkeby. As no one has been arrested, no one knows the ethnicity of the perpetrators and no evidence suggest that they would be migrants.t.sr.se/2kQtdAZ,

Ukrainian Nazis Dance on Russian Ambassador's Grave in New York

Ukrainian Nazis Dance on Russian Ambassador’s Grave in New York.

Disproof

No evidence given. In fact, Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and UN Security Council President for February, proposed a moment of silence in memory of Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, the day after he died. Churkin was also honoured in a press statement, as is the normal procedure bit.ly/2muLBwq, , bit.ly/2mloxU2, .

By refusing to adopt a UN statement on Churkin Ukrainian...

By refusing to adopt a UN statement on Churkin Ukrainian diplomats went against international protocol and ethics.

Disproof

There was a statement, and a moment of silence to honour Churkin. bit.ly/2muLBwq, . Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maryana Betsa said that Ukraine did not block anything. She said that "a statement was issued for the press, as has been done in such cases in the past. There haven’t been many such cases. But there was no precedent for a separate political statement.”