DISINFO: Ukraine is ruled by the West
  • Outlet: de.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: May 18, 2021
  • Article language(s): German
  • Reported in: Issue 245
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
Ukrainian disintegration Ukrainian statehood West IMF

DISINFO: Ukraine is ruled by the West


Ukraine is ruled by the West, and the tool is Western financing (particularly IMF loans) and the threat of default.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood, portraying Ukraine as a vassal of the West.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014.

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) does not aim to rule or control Ukraine. The IMF is focused on strengthening the governance of the National Bank; improvements to the legislative and regulatory framework for bank supervision and resolution; policies to reduce the medium-term fiscal deficit; legislation restoring and strengthening the anti-corruption framework and the judiciary; and energy policy. Implementing these reforms will allow Ukraine to achieve economic stability and the development of democratic institutions.

Read more similar disinformation cases alleging that the current Ukrainian government is ruled by Poles and Americans, that Ukraine is a collapsing, degrading state with no sovereignty and rule of law and that fascists and terrorists rule Ukraine, it is totally like Hitler's Nazi Germany.


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