Ukraine is part of Russia both territorially and demographically

Summary

Ukraine is part of Russia. Look at the history: after all, the territory, the people – it’s all from Russia.

Disproof

An old Kremlin’s myth debunked many times.
Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukrainian citizens are citizens of Ukraine, not Russia. Russia has no right to claim them or to legislate for them.
The first historical state with a Slavic settlement was formed around Kyiv more than two centuries before the foundation of Moscow. Throughout the centuries, Ukrainians maintained their own cultural and linguistic identity. The distinction is apparent e.g. through the fact that in 1654, Ukraine and Russia needed translators to sign the Treaty of Pereyaslav.
In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 25:24
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US wants to destroy Russia

From the moment of dissolution of the Soviet Union, this elite of the US has aimed to dismember and destroy such a country as the Soviet Union was, and Russia is. And they have really achieved a lot on this way.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence given.
More information about the cooperation between the US and Russia after the Cold War: www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/11/trump-putin-russia-election-nato/508496/,
Nato has also consistently worked hard to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s, through the Partnership for Peace and creation of a NATO-Russia Council, and specific cooperation in the Western Balkans on and issues like counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism. In fact, as NATO points out, no other NATO partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similarly comprehensive institutional framework: bit.ly/2e0TZnG, . Cooperation was suspended only in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm,

The US and Ukraine oppose Putin’s proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers in the east of Ukraine because Washington and Kyiv want to prevent fulfilling the Minsk agreements

The US does not want regulation of the situation in the east of Ukraine. US and Ukraine oppose Putin’s proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers in the east of Ukraine because Washington and Kyiv want to prevent enforcing the Minsk agreements.

Disproof

No evidence given.
Since 2015, Ukraine has been repeatedly appealing to the UN to deploy peacekeepers to Ukraine and locate them not just along the contact line between the army of Ukraine and the separatists, as Russia proposes now, but throughout all the territory of Donbas, and along the border with Russia. www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/ukraine-s-diplomatic-war-for-peace,
Moreover, on September 20, at the session of the UN General Assembly, President Petro Poroshenko again called for the deployment of peacekeepers there. www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-ukraine/ukraines-poroshenko-rejects-russias-hybrid-peackeeping-offer-idUSKCN1BW04Q?il=0,
As for the Minsk agreements, both Kyiv and Washington - also repeatedly – have stated that only these agreements can stop the war and ensure peace in this region.
Most of the Minsk agreements measures depend above all on Russia and its proxies, including the need for a ceasefire, the withdrawal of all heavy weaponry, full monitoring access for the OSCE, and the full restoration of control of the state border to the Ukrainian government.

Crimea decided its own fate

Crimea decided its own fate. All the world supported Russia; China and India supported Russia.

 

Disproof

The international community, including China and India, refused to recognize the annexation of Crimea: see UN GA Resolution A/RES/68/262 adopted on March 27, 2014, on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. China and India abstained from voting. www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47443&Cr=ukraine&Cr1=#.Wci_xmcdiEB,
The resolution states that the referendum in Crimea that led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia “has no validity".
Beijing has not imposed sanctions on Russia, but it has also refrained from backing Russia. China has repeatedly stated since 2014 that "On the issue of Ukraine, China has adopted an objective and just position. We respect Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity."
www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-ukraine/china-premier-says-respects-ukraine-integrity-wont-be-drawn-on-crimea-idUSKBN0MB05220150315, .