Ukraine revises the World War II results, in particular the verdict of the Nuremberg trials

Summary

Ukrainian pro-Nazi World War II veterans will now enjoy the same privileges as those who fought Hitler on the side of the Red Army and the resistance. — Ukraine revises the World War II results, in particular the verdict of the Nuremberg trials.

Disproof

None of the organizations mentioned in the new Ukrainian law about social protection of participants in the struggle for country's independence in the 20th century are Nazi. 

Ukraine condemns Nazi regime and the promotion of its symbols.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution.

Further debunking by The Insider.

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  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Red Army, WWII, Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: 60 minut @ Russia 1, time 31:00
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There was a NATO-backed coup in Ukraine

There was a NATO-backed coup in Ukraine.

Disproof

The disinformation message was framed as a leading question during an interview: "Is Russia playing this as badly as they did when there was a NATO-backed coup?"

It reinforces pro-Kremlin narrative about Euromaidan.

Ukrainian Nazi soldiers to be declared national heroes

The soldiers of Nazi Ukrainian formations will be declared heroes by the Kyiv authorities.

Disproof

Ukraine does not recognize Ukrainian Nazi soldiers as heroes. None of the organizations mentioned in the new Ukrainian law about social protection of participants in the struggle for country's independence in the 20th century are Nazi. This law also does not declare their members "heroes".

Ukraine condemns Nazi regime and the promotion of its symbols.

Sevastopol and Crimea have always belonged and will always belong to Russia

Sevastopol and Crimea have always belonged and will always belong to Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Crimea.

Crimea is part of Ukraine. Russia violated international law as well as key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. This position is based on the UN Charter, which clearly states that the territory of a State cannot be acquired by another State resulting from the threat or use of force, as well as on the Helsinki Final Act in which the signatories declared their intention to respect the inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity.