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Ukrainian parliamentary speaker is a neo-Nazi

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainian parliamentary speaker Andriy Parubiy visit to France outraged the country’s parliamentarians, since he is a neo-Nazi.

Disproof

It is a common pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative to call Ukranians nazis. In his youth Andriy Parubiy was a member of the Svoboda Party, a conservative, nationalist, right oriented party. He left Svoboda more than 14 years ago, on the eve of the 2004 Orange revolution. In 2007 he was elected to parliament from the liberal pro-European Nasha Ukraina block of former president Viktor Yushchenko. More information about the Svoboda party here.

Five years later he was reelected to parliament on the Batkivshchyna party ticket led by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. During the Maidan protests Parubiy was the commander of the tent city on Kyiv’s Independence Square. After the Russian annexation of Crimea and the onset of the war in eastern Ukraine, Parubiy headed Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council. In 2016 he was elected Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament. Further debunking by Stopfake.

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Reported in: Issue 112
Date: 11.06.2018
Language: French
Country: Ukraine, France
Keywords: Russia Today (RT), Sputnik, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik, RT
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