Ukraine is the West’s “Anti-Russia” project

Summary

Ukraine is an anti-Russian project of the West. It doesn’t matter who the president is – Zelenskyy or Poroshenko. The leadership of this country is forced to conduct an anti-Russian policy, since the state is fed by the West. Ukraine’s mission is to create problems along the entire perimeter of Russia’s borders. Even if Ukraine, theoretically, starts persecuting Jews, stops recognising the Holocaust, the West will close its eyes to this. It will continue as long as it plays the role dictated by the Western geopolitical centres. While the geopolitical role of Ukraine will satisfy the West, everything will be allowed to it.

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This is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation conspiracy narrative about Ukraine, Ukraine's hyper-dependence on the West , and Ukraine as an anti-Russian project.

In 1991 Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union.The Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was adopted on July 16, 1990 Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The EU and US support 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.

Relations between Ukraine and the EU are based on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which recognises and reaffirms independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders. Due the all  legal instruments, like Association Agreement, Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), Visa liberalisation dialogue and visa-free regime, Eastern Partnership Program etc  Ukraine stays under  the EU strong supervising and monitoring.

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  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Anti-Russian, The West
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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10 years of existence, the Eastern Partnership is a suitcase without a handle: cannot be cancelled and cannot be used

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This message is an example of one of several pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives around the West, EU, and Eastern Partnership Programme. These narratives try to prove the uselessness of the Eastern Partnership programme, absence of real results, lack of perspectives for cooperation and mislead about its goals. There is no evidence given to support these claims.

The EaP is a joint policy initiative which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union, its member states and six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Russia opposes any attempts to “destroy the post-WWII security architecture”

Russia is complying to the international security architecture formed after World War II, and will always counter attempts to undermine strategic stability, as well as attempts to replace the norms of international law with certain rules, including the UN Charter.

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There are several well-documented cases of Russia violating international law, as well as ruining the international security architecture formed after World War II.

Over the course of the past decade, Russia has gone to war with Georgia; repeatedly interfered in the domestic political affairs of neighbouring countries; exerted various forms of economic pressure on states like Ukraine, Moldova, and Lithuania; and expanded its network of military bases in the post-Soviet region.

Strache-scandal is an information terrorist attack

The scandal surrounding the video recording with the ex-vice-chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache is a well-directed provocation and a trap.  This is standard European hysteria about the intervention of the Kremlin in the affairs of other countries.  This situation can be described as an information terrorist attack.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the political scandal in Austria. Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign due to allegations of corruption, after offering government contacts to a supposed Russian investor in exchange for help to his  Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) in the 2017 national elections.

On 17th of May, 2019, Der Spiegel and the Süddeutsche Zeitung published a secretly recorded video of a meeting in Ibiza, Spain, in July 2017. The two media outlets didn’t reveal the source of the video.