Ukraine is waging a war on the civilian population in…

Summary

Ukraine is waging a war on the civilian population in Donbas after the coup in Kyiv.

Disproof

Ukraine is fighting the Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine. The EU High Representative's Spokesperson has made it clear that "Ukraine has a right to take legitimate actions in defence of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, in full respect of its international obligations. It is Ukraine’s duty to preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives" bit.ly/1RMKnDr, . The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country.

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  • Reported in: Issue 63
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Donbas
  • Outlet: Online petition
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Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture stated that there is no budget…

Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture stated that there is no budget for the Eurovision in the country’s budget

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Reoccuring disinformation in pro-Kremlin media. The Ukrainian government planned 455.7 million hryvnia for the preparation and conduct of the Eurovision song contest 2017 in the budget for 2017. The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting is the manager of the funds, and the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine (NTCU) has been appointed to receive budgetary funds. The mayor of Kiev, Vladimir Klichko, has stated that the city allocated 200 million hryvnias for the preparation for Eurovision. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2nv3W02, .

Since the first day of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have…

Since the first day of its independence, Ukrainian authorities have systematically violated the rights of ethnic Russians forbidding them to speak in Russian.

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According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP.), According to the Council of Europe, "In respect of the Russian language, most undertakings chosen by Ukraine under the European Charter for regional or minority languages were fulfilled or partly fulfilled." bit.ly/2en7tsa, .