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 Feelingsand 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
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Germany, US, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: WWII, Puppets, Ukrainian statehood, NATO, Russophobia, Nazi/Fascist
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