Ukrainian Nazi soldiers to be declared national heroes

Summary

The soldiers of Nazi Ukrainian formations will be declared heroes by the Kyiv authorities.

Disproof

Ukraine does not recognize Ukrainian Nazi soldiers as heroes. None of the organizations mentioned in the new Ukrainian law about social protection of participants in the struggle for country's independence in the 20th century are Nazi. This law also does not declare their members "heroes".

Ukraine condemns Nazi regime and the promotion of its symbols.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and the Nazis that is repeated ever since the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution.

Further debunking by The Insider.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Military, Petro Poroshenko, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Perviy Kanal
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Sevastopol and Crimea have always belonged and will always belong to Russia

Sevastopol and Crimea have always belonged and will always belong to Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Crimea.

Crimea is part of Ukraine. Russia violated international law as well as key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. This position is based on the UN Charter, which clearly states that the territory of a State cannot be acquired by another State resulting from the threat or use of force, as well as on the Helsinki Final Act in which the signatories declared their intention to respect the inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity.

Britain is deciding to be involved in preparation for war with Russia in Ukraine

There is a British-backed war in Ukraine. By sending war-ships Britain is deciding to be involved in perhaps preparation for war with Russia in Ukraine.

Disproof

The disinformation message was framed as a leading question at the the beginning of the interview: "why do you think Britain is deciding to be involved in perhaps preparation for war with Russia [...]"? .

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about war in Ukraine and Western aggression. 

Poroshenko may unleash a war on Russia

From the act of provocation in the Kerch Strait Poroshenko has moved on to phase two of his plan to escalate pre-war tensions on the Russian border. In fear of losing the March 2019 presidential election Poroshenko has come up with the idea of postponing the polls, so may now resort to unleashing a war on Russia in order to achieve that goal.

Disproof

No evidence given of any preparations by Ukraine to unleash a war on Russia. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government.