Ukraine, which gained independence after the collapse of the USSR,…

Summary

Ukraine, which gained independence after the collapse of the USSR, was created as a state whose policy must be directed against Russia.

Disproof

A very common piece of disinformation which claims that Ukrainians are anti-Russian. In the last Ukrainian census, carried out in 2001, 8.3 million people (17.3% of the population) identified as ethnic Russians bit.ly/1gKrIph, . The actions of Russia such as the illegal annexation of Crimea and the backing of the separatists and their self-proclaimed authorities in eastern Ukraine are perceived as unfriendly steps/aggression by the majority of Ukrainian society.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 63
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Conspiracy, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ (21:39)
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