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Ukraine is under external control

Summary of Disinformation

No one doubts that Ukraine is under foreign control. The current government has handed over its sovereignty to the West [the EU and the United States]. Now, they decide what reforms we should have, who should be our friends, what are our priorities. At the same time, they do not help us to build a strong, independent state, they use Ukraine in their own interests.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. EU and US are not controlling Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but violated by Russia.

Ukraine is a priority partner for the EU. In June 2014, EU and Ukraine signed An Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which promotes deeper political ties, stronger economic links and the respect for common values. Find more about EU - Ukraine relations.

The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on December 25, 1991. U.S. policy is centred on realising and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

Democratic elections were held in Ukraine in 2014 and recognised by the world community.

Consult more cases on Ukraine are here.

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Reported in: Issue 141
Date: 13.03.2019
Language: Russian Ukrainian
Country: United States, Ukraine, EU
Keywords: Abandoned Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Economic difficulties, War in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: @ Nash TV Channel (nash.live)
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