DISINFO: Ukrainian independence is a fake, it is a decoration and a Potemkin village
Independence of Ukraine is a prop, a Potemkin village, some kind of decoration. Against this backdrop, what are we going to celebrate [on 24 August]? False independence, because, unfortunately, there is no real one. They lost it.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation concerning Ukrainian statehood, claiming that Ukraine is a failed state.
Ukraine is an independent, sovereign country. Its independence and territorial integrity are respected by the whole world but were violated by Russia. Ukraine, as an independent country, has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of countries.
On 24 August, Ukraine will be celebrating its 30th anniversary of independence.
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