Disinfo: Ukraine will always be a pro-Russian country

Summary

Despite the fact that the West is trying with all its might to draw Ukraine into the Western community, Ukraine will always have a pro-Russian vector of development. Ukraine has always been both a Ukrainian and Russian country at the same time.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the "fraternal peoples" - Ukraine and Russia. The Kremlin often uses this narrative, arguing that Ukraine is part of Russia. In reality, Ukraine has a long and distinct history, language and culture, separate from Russia. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality and language.

In 2014, after the start of Russian aggression against Ukraine, the country's leadership began to actively promote pro-European policies. The fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, initiated changes to the country's Constitution in order to preserve this policy in the future. In early 2019, Poroshenko signed a law amending the Constitution of Ukraine regarding the strategic course of the state to acquire full membership in the European Union and NATO.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Sovereignty, Russian world
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Channel One TV time 37:37 and 50:18
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