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Ukrainian government discriminates national minorities

Summary of Disinformation

Russophobia is manifested in all spheres of life – in education, language policy, and religious affairs. The authorities [of Ukraine] restrict the rights of those who speak another language, visit other churches, and support alternative “civilisation choice.”


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine (conducted between 16 August and 15 November 2018) reported that the war in Eastern Ukraine remains a key human rights issues in Ukraine. The issues of religion and language policy were also in the focus.

The Commissioner reported that the tensions between Orthodox churches in Ukraine increased, but interested groups and individuals should take all steps to prevent any conflict situations. It also mentioned that a new education law that sets out a new language policy that should ensure a fair correlation between the State language and the rights of minorities. Apart from this, it witnessed a number of improvements of the rights to social security and protection of internally displaced persons.

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Reported in: Issue 139
Date: 26.02.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Human rights, Russian language, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Newsone
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