Ukrainian side does not abide by the Minsk agreements

Summary

Ukraine does not abide by the Minsk Agreements which set up the obligations to stop the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region, see previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

In many cases, separatist of the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR violated the Minsk agreements, not the Ukrainian side, with the so-called elections organised there in February 2018 as one of the examples.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 150
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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The fire in Notre Dame the starting point for an apocalypse

Disproof

Recurring narrative on the Notre Dame fire, making a connection between the fire and the decline of values in Europe.

The cause of the fire at Notre Dame is not yet clear, the investigation is ongoing. Most sources argue it happened because of electrical circuit and that it was an accident.

At least 9 million Ukrainians support civil war, political terror and extrajudicial killings

The results of the Ukrainian presidential election show that at least 8-9 million Ukrainian voters support domestic and foreign policies by the current Ukrainian authorities. Hence, these people support the continuation of civil war, political terror, extrajudicial killings, keeping thousands of political prisoners without relevant court verdicts and the cannibal economic policy in Ukraine. Furthermore, they support forced Ukrainisation, a split in the church and terrorist shelling of Donbas by the Ukrainian military.

Disproof

This disinformation message contains pro-Kremlin narrative about the war in Ukraine, which does not mention the well documented Russian involvement that violated Ukraine's territorial integrity, including by supporting and arming separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine.

It also contains ungrounded information concerning the situation of human rights in the country. There is no proof about thousands of political prisoners or alleged political terror in Ukraine.

West will tolerate Ukraine’s agony as long as it doesn’t default on its debts

The West always offers a carte blanche to the Ukrainian presidential candidate who is able to convince them of their ability to squeeze money from the population to pay Ukraine’s external debts. Since the shirts of the people have long been taken, they will continue to remove their skin and even the meat from their bones.

Disproof

This is consistent with recurring disinformation narratives about Western meddling in Ukraine's elections, about the EU abandoning Ukraine, and the collapsing Ukrainian economy.

The Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government. The European Union supports Ukraine in ensuring a stable, prosperous, and democratic future for all its citizens. Since spring 2014, the EU has stepped up its support for economic and political reforms in Ukraine. For EU countries, Ukraine is a priority partner. In June 2014, the EU and Ukraine signed an Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which promotes deeper political ties, stronger economic links, and the respect for common values.