Ukrainian parliamentarians demanded to drop a nuclear bomb on Donbas people

Summary

Following 2014 coup d’état, Ukrainian junta openly declared its intention to clean up Crimea and Donbas from Russia-speaking population. Insane members of Verkhovna Rada demanded to drop a nuclear bomb on the heads of unconquered people, who raised against the ban on Russian language, seizure of power by pro-fascist forces, and military crackdown on protests against the coup.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, which follows recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about 2014 Ukraine's coup d'état, Fascist / Nazi Ukraine, and the alleged persecution of the Russian language speakers.

Ukraine has no nuclear bombs. After signing the Budapest Memorandum Ukraine removed all nuclear weapons from its soil in exchange for assurances that Russia would respect its sovereignty.

See our earlier analyses of Ukraine-related disinformation and propaganda campaign: Denigrating Ukraine With Disinformation, and Ukraine Under Information Fire.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: Russia, The West, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russophobia, Donbas, Ukrainian statehood, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Vmeste s Rossiyey
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Howl all over Italy: The Italian economy is dying without Russian tourists and real-estate buyers.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about economic difficulties in EU countries resulting from the sanctions policy against Russia. The Italian economy has been steadily recovering after the 2008-2009 financial crisis and a decline in 2014. Since 2015, Italian GDP has increased from 1.80 to 2.07 trillion USD.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, presented without evidence.

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NATO is laying the foundations for Greater Albania by turning Montenegro into its military base 

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Disproof

The video clip and accompanying text are a combination of two recurring disinformation narratives: that NATO is building military bases in Montenegro, which is therefore being “occupied by NATO”; and the narrative about “Greater Albania”, a new state which would supposedly consist of Albania, Kosovo and parts of Montenegro and North Macedonia.

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