Disinfo: Ukrainian authorities constantly oppress and infringe Russian-speaking people


The wild desire to become European among Ukrainian officials took the form of paranoia. It is obvious that Ukrainian citizens will not voluntarily switch to the Latin alphabet. The idea of switching to the Latin alphabet is directed primarily against the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, whom the country's authorities constantly oppress and infringe upon.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives alleging that Ukraine discriminates against Russians living on its territory, that it is a Russophobic, anti-Russian country.

There is no discrimination against Russian language or Russian culture in Ukraine.

Ukraine passed Law on ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language in 2019, but this legislation only regulates the use of Ukrainian in the public spheres. Russian and other languages of national minorities can be freely used in private communication, can be in book publishing, in the press, radio, television, education, and the service sector. The law also allows the use of other languages in the healthcare system and law enforcement.

Therefore, the claim about Russian and other minority languages being discriminated against in Ukraine is groundless.

Тhis false narrative appeared after the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Alexei Danilov suggested that Ukraine should switch from the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin alphabet. Discussions about the Latin alphabet arise from time to time. It was only a proposal, so far there is no consensus or any decisions on this matter.

A Latin alphabet for the Ukrainian language (called Latynka) has been proposed or imposed several times in the history of Ukraine but has never challenged the conventional Cyrillic Ukrainian alphabet.

After the collapse of the USSR, several countries in the post-Soviet space returned to the Latin alphabet, these are Azerbaijan, Turkmenisitan, Uzbekistan, and Moldova. Kazakhstan is also on its way to switch to the Latin alphabet.

Read a similar case claiming that in Ukraine, it will be forbidden to communicate in Russian from January 2021, that Ukraine has established an apartheid regime in relation to Russian speakers, and that Ukraine fights against the Russian language.


  • Reported in: Issue 258
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/09/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Russian language, Human rights, Anti-Russian, Russophobia
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Most Ukrainians are Russian speakers.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative concerning the language issue in Ukraine.

An overview of opinion polls conducted in Ukraine throughout 2020 demonstrates that the claim is very far from the truth. According to an August 2020 survey, 60.9% of respondents said they predominantly used Ukrainian at home (against 36% Russian); 57.2% said they used Ukrainian in the workplace (24.1% used Russian); 73.4% consider Ukrainian their native language (compared with 22% of self-described native Russian speakers); 82.3% agreed that "all state officials should communicate in Ukrainian while at work" (14% disapproved).

Disinfo: Today’s liberals have gone further than the Nazis with eugenics and experimenting with humanity

According to Australian media, the New South Wales state authorities want to allow children to choose their gender independently from the age of three. Western countries are trying, under the guise of progress and freedom, to impose their ‘deviant thinking’ by promoting children’s gender selection.

We’re seeing a new kind of political concept – super biological politics. This is not the first attempt. Nazi eugenics tried to conduct such an experiment with humanity. Today’s liberals have gone further. The task is no longer getting a new human being, but to make him change himself and give up his identity. Before our eyes, child sexual abuse is taking place and being institutionalised.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the West as depraved, an immoral actor that fights against traditional values, promotes deviant sexual behaviour and endangers societies.

This claim was neither counterbalanced nor critically challenged in the article.

Disinfo: Afghanistan case is a warning for Lithuania, Ukraine and other puppets of Anglo-Saxon imperialism

The case of Afghanistan shows what potentially could happen to Lithuania and its pro-American ruling elite. Since 2001 Afghanistan was under the rule of the US puppets. They had American support and protection as long as Uncle Sam needed it. The cynical logic of Anglo-Saxon imperialism is? there are no eternal friends, only eternal interests.

There are more examples. The Fascistic Maidan regime in Kyiv existing only due to American support. As well the US supporting anti-people and anti-national political elite in Lithuania.


The message presents a recurring claim that some countries (i.e. Lithuania, Ukraine) are puppets of the US and, in this case, of Anglo-Saxons. In the pro-Kremlin outlets, the term “Anglo-Saxons” stands for the US and UK and often means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis.

The comparison of the situation in Afghanistan with the situation in other countries is a groundless and speculative one. There are no US forces stationed in Ukraine. Lithuania is an independent state, a member of the EU and NATO. It is stated that “the US and Lithuania share a history as valued Allies and strong partners” (see more information about relations between the US and Lithuania here).