Disinfo: Ukrainian anti-corruption legislation is used by the US to control the Ukrainian political elite

Summary

National Agency on Corruption Prevention is one of the elements of the anti-corruption system created by the Americans in Ukraine […] with the help of these [anti-corruption] norms the Ukrainian elite became more easily controlled by the West; it became more obedient.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Ukraine mixed with a narrative that Ukraine is under external control from the US, NATO, the EU, or IMF.

The US does not control the Ukrainian political elite. The system of preventing corruption in Ukraine is a set of norms passed by the Parliament of Ukraine in order to organise anti-corruption policies and punish corrupt activities. The main goal of the reform is to create an effective system for preventing corruption, based on the principles of law and order, proper management of state affairs and property, honesty and integrity, and active public control.

NAZK or the National Agency on Corruption Prevention is a key state institution in corruption prevention and anti-corruption policy. It establishes an anti-corruption policy and controls the wealth of public officials. The head of NAZK is appointed on an open competitive selection. Only citizens of Ukraine can be in charge of NAZK.

Anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine was passed several times: in 1995 under president Kuchma, in 2009 under president Yushchenko, and in 2014 under president Poroshenko.

The US, as well as other foreign partners of Ukraine, support the anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine. US aid is designed to help Ukraine fight corruption, not control the country. In a similar manner, the EU also provides continuous financial support for Ukraine, with strong conditionality on the continued progress of reforms.

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  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/10/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Corruption, Ukrainian statehood
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Protests in Poland are about falsified elections and economic problems, not about abortions

The revolution in Poland started because of the falsified elections and economic problems. Warsaw started to intervene in the affairs of another country, trying to inspire a riot in Belarus. Poland wanted to organise a revolution in Belarus, but now, they are facing this revolt themselves. The Polish women started to protest not because of the prohibition of abortions – this situation was the last straw. Andrzej Duda won the Presidential elections falsifying them – that is why everything [protests] started.

Disproof

An unfounded claim accusing the Polish authorities in the falsification of the recent Presidential elections and in alleged attempts to organise a revolution in Belarus. In addition, this message provides wrong information about the character of the protests taking place in Poland in connection to the recent prohibition of abortions due to severe health defects.

On October 22, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal announced that abortions due to severe birth defects are unconstitutional. This situation resulted in massive protests all over the country – according to the polls, between 66% and 73% of the Poles disagree with the decision of the Tribunal.

Brussels organised the protests in Poland because of its pro-American policies

Brussels and the left-liberal circles of the European elite are managing the forces, which de facto put the protests on the streets. The Polish conservatives are oriented on the USA. That is why the protests are largely connected with Brussels’ dissatisfaction with the recent policies of the Polish authorities. They [Brussels] can send the funds through foundations, European parties that are partners of similar political forces in Poland.

Disproof

An unfounded claim promoting the idea that the current protests in Poland are somehow connected to the alleged dissatisfaction of the EU authorities with close relations between Poland and the USA. Poland is often presented by the pro-Kremlin sources as a “puppet-state” of the United States.

On October 22, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal announced that abortions due to severe birth defects are unconstitutional. This situation resulted in massive protests all over the country – according to the polls, between 66% and 73% of the Poles disagree with the decision of the Tribunal.

Killing of Samuel Paty coordinated by the Elysee

Member of the European Parliament, Manon Aubry (confirmed) that these attacks (the killing of French teacher Samuel Paty) are coordinated directly from the Elysee with the support of the extreme right.

Disproof

The article misquotes Aubry's words and promotes disinformation regarding the French teacher who was decapitated outside a school in Paris on 16th of October.

Aubry’s actual words, as mentioned in her article on the Mediapart website, were questioning the “nauseating debates imposed by the right and supported by the media”. Aubry was, in fact, trying to set the record straight against those “who want to take the opportunity to undermine our [French] democracy and divide our country”.