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

Summary of Disinformation

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 http://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.

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Reported in: Issue 63
Date: 13.03.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: USSR, Russia, Ukraine
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Anti-Russian, Conspiracy, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ (21:39)
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