Ukrainian authorities are committing genocide against Ukrainian citizens and promoting Nazism

Summary

Ukrainian authorities are committing genocide against Ukrainian citizens and promoting an ideology of Nazism and fascism. Nazis are currently governing Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, casting it as a civil war. See more examples here.

Also present is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine. 

All manifestations of Nazism are banned in Ukraine. The Verkhovna Rada, at its meeting on 9 April 2015, adopted the law “On the Condemnation of the Communist and Nazi totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols”. The document recognises that communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine are criminal and prohibits the public use and propaganda of their symbols. The Nazi totalitarian regime at legislative level is recognised in Ukraine as pursuing a policy of state terror. See a similar case from this week here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 50
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Genocide, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (time: 45:42 and 1:02:33)
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Visa-liberalisation with Ukraine will flood Europe with Ukrainian Nazis

Visa-liberalisation with Ukraine will lead to the influx of Ukrainian neonazis into Europe. Also, there is a civil war in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

The visa liberalisation will grant Ukrainians only short-term visits to Europe (90 days every half a year), and is not connected to the issue of labour liberalisation for Ukrainians. The visa liberalisation doesn't mean abolition of border security checks. Furthermore, all Ukrainians seeking to use the visa-free regime will have to posses a biometric passport.

A recurring narrative about Nazis in Ukraine; similar case here.

Ukraine proposes to accept middle-Eastern migrants in exchange for visa-free travel into the EU

Ukraine proposes to accept middle-Eastern migrants in exchange for visa-free travel into the EU.

Disproof

The headline does not correspond with the content of the article. The visa liberalisation is not linked to migration policies but is based on benchmarks fulfilled by Ukraine. The proposal referred to was voiced by a civil servant on his personal Facebook page. It is not Ukrainian official policy.