Ukraine is an instrument of pressure on Russia, its needs to be a country at war

Summary

Ukraine is not really a barbaric country. The country has turned barbaric by people who use the country as an instrument of pressure on Russia. They know and knew how to solve the problem of Donbas, how to change the Constitution. There are quite serious lawyers there. But since Ukraine needs to be a country at war, it will not be allowed to do anything of this. It is an object of geopolitics.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood, the war in Ukraine, and Russophobia as well.

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine. Their relations are not oriented against Russia.

It was Russia that provoked a war in Ukraine. The international community, including the European Union, recognizes and condemns clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. For more details see here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 168
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, War crimes, Anti-Russian, Hybrid war, War preparation
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (44:30 - 45:20)
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Disproof

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region. See previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

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Disproof

This is one narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign about the MH17 crash.

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