Ukraine was “thought up by Austro-Hungarian intelligence agents at the end of the 19th century”

Summary

Ukraine was only “thought up by Austro-Hungarian intelligence agents at the end of the 19th century”.

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Ukraine is the “only country in the world whose state is founded on fascist ideology”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine's statehood, Ukrainian nation, and the Nazis. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B0%5D=77158&date=&offset=10, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Intelligence services, Secret services, Ukrainian statehood, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1, 37:00, 39:00
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Expulsion of GRU officers from the Netherlands is a staged performance and a provocation

The April expulsion of four alleged GRU officers from the Netherlands is “a staged performance”, “incredible stupidity” and “pure provocation” and it is linked to the release by Russia of new information about the Buk missile that hit the MH17 flight.

Disproof
Dutch officials gave unprecedented details as they outlined the alleged Russian operation at a joint Dutch-UK government news conference in The Hague. The head of Dutch counterintelligence, Maj. Gen. Onno Eichelsheim, named the four alleged Russian officers as Aleksei Morenets, Evgenii Serebriakov, Oleg Sotnikov and Alexey Minin. The four alleged agents planned to travel next to an OPCW-accredited Swiss laboratory in Spiez, Bern, that does research into chemical weapons, Eichelsheim said. They had bought train tickets for April 17 from the Dutch city of Utrecht to Switzerland, he said, but did not get there because their operation was disrupted.

Parubiy was behind the supply of weapons to the snipers who shot at the Berkut police during the 2014 Maidan uprising

[The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament Andriy] Parubiy was behind the supply of weapons to the snipers who shot at the Berkut police during the 2014 Maidan uprising

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation that the snipers were directed by the Maidan leaders.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign has spread conspiracies that the snipers would have been Georgian and false blame has been put on the Lithuanian president, US secret service and former Georgian president Mikheil Saakahsvili.

Crimea’s reunification with Russia was the result of a legitimate referendum, which was in accordance with the UN Charter

The reunification of the Crimean peninsula with Russia was the result of a legitimate referendum, which was in accordance with the UN Charter. It was a democratic process, during which the inhabitants of Crimea expressed their position.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation on referendum in Crimea. 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: http://bit.ly/2d9uXT9.

UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it. http://bit.ly/1RZGnjo.