Disinfo: Ukraine is run by pro-EU oligarchic Nazis supported by the US

Summary

The Ukrainian crisis is provoked by pro-EU oligarchic Nazi forces. The pro-EU choice will bring no prospects for Ukraine because it stems from US and NATO’s geopolitical ambitions rather than from Ukrainian people interests. Ukrainian authorities are completely dependent on Washington and Brussels. The US supported them in order to prevent good relations between Ukraine and Russia. By supporting fascists in Ukraine US and EU establishment uncover their undemocratic essence. Apparently, supporting neo-Nazis, antisemites and Russophobes in Ukraine is more important for the West than peace in Ukraine. Radical Ukrainian nationalists, together with radical Islamists, are becoming secret West’s allies. The US brought fascism to Ukraine just as Nazi Germany did in WWII.

Disproof

This is a mix of conspiracies and manipulations aimed to discredit Ukraine, the EU and the US. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propagandistic narratives about Ukraine ruled by Nazis / Fascists, Ukrainian politicians as West's puppets, West's anti-Russian activities, Russophobia in Ukraine, the West and beyond. It also puts forward ungrounded claim about radical Islamists as secret West's allies.

Read our analyses The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings and Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest, which explain the prevalence of propagandistic narrative about Russophobia and accusations of Nazism.

Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government, while its sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014. The EU works closely with Ukraine and supports the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence. The US policy is focused on strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine, more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the US has turned Ukraine into a puppet, that the US State Department and US Embassy in Ukraine represent a system of “Gauleiter's", that Ukraine is the largest arms supplier to Islamic extremists in Western Europe, and that the US and EU countries support Russophobic, neofascist, terrorist political parties and movements in the post-Soviet space.

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  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US, Germany
  • Keywords: WWII, Puppets, Russophobia, NATO, Ukrainian statehood, Nazi/Fascist
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MH17 crashed due to an explosion on board

Western investigative groups disregarded numerous details that could have altered the results of the investigation. There were three explosions on board prior to the crash, thanks to home-made bombs on board that were activated from a distance.

Disproof

One of many recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the MH17 crash attempting to discredit the investigation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and suggest alternative explanations for the crash to obscure the truth.

The JIT came to the conclusion that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy. At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. According to the JIT, the BUK-TELAR used to down MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

Germany admitted that they lied about coronavirus

The Minister of Health of Germany admitted that he lied about coronavirus and there is no control over the outbreak in the country. He admitted that the country has an epidemic of coronavirus, and panic began in Berlin.

Disproof

This is a manipulation of a statement by the Minister of Health of Germany, Jens Spahn, designed to spread panic. The German Minister of Health has indeed announced that he expects a serious spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing COVID-19 in the country. “We are at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in Germany,” he said. However, he also announced the creation of a crisis headquarters in the country. First of all, it is about stopping the chains of infection by already infected people, both within Germany and from abroad. Moreover, Minister of Health Jens Spahn emphasised that in about 80 percent of virus detection, the COVID-19 disease effects are mild or even symptom-free.

As of 16 March 2020, 6 012 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been confirmed in Germany. German experts currently rate public health risks as high in Germany. 

Brussels uses Russophobia as a uniting idea to prevent the EU’s collapse

Following the destruction of Iraq and Libya by the EU and NATO as instructed by the US, the EU faced large flows of refugees from the Middle East and Northern Africa. The increase in popularity of Euroscepticism due to the migration crisis posed a challenge to the EU’s existence. To address it, Brussels took Russophobia as a cementing idea. Lately it has taken the form of history falsifications, especially when it comes to WWII. Following Brexit, only those countries remain in the EU which either fought against the USSR with Hitler, or supported the Nazis economically. Since at the moment of the Nazi Germany invasion against the USSR in 1941, the largest European economies were under Germany, the USSR was de facto attacked by a united Europe headed by Adolf Hitler.

Disproof

This is conspiracy and a mix of groundless claims and manipulations aimed to discredit the EU and the West as a whole. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about ubiquitous Russophobia. Read our analysis: The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings and look at earlier disinformation cases, alleging that Russophobia is the main activity of the Latvian state and that Russophobic Lithuania plans to tear Belarus away from Russia by dragging it into the Western energy network.

The message also uses the accusation of Nazism and alleged association to Hitler, which is one of the commonly used techniques of pro-Kremlin outlets, as explained in our past analysis.