Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Ukraine is a Nazi state, supported by the US, in the context of Russia's ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine.
The disinformation claim of "Nazi Ukraine" has been used as a pretext for Russia's illegal war of aggression against Ukraine.
This resolution mentioned in the disinformation claim has been used by the Russian Federation to accuse various European states of Nazism , and Ukraine more specifically.
The representative of the Czech Republic, speaking on behalf of the European Union as well as EU candidate country Ukraine, emphasized that the Russian Federation has used the false narrative of denazification to justify its breach of the United Nations Charter and its violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of an independent State.
Similar positions, including concerns about the context in which the resolution is being presented, have been expressed by several EU member states, as well as other UN members.
The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. This myth has been already widely addressed on EUvsDisinfo. See also our analysis titled "Why does Putin portray himself as the tamer of neo-Nazism".