Disinfo: Ukrainian statehood was born from the Maidan and is weak

Summary

The point is not that Zelenskyy is weak, but that Ukrainian independence and statehood are weak. The current Ukrainian statehood was born from the Maidan and it will die because of the Maidan with a high degree of probability.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukrainian statehood and Euromaidan.

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government, while its sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014. The EU works closely with Ukraine and supports the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

The history of Ukraine dates back to the times of the Kyivan Rus’ in the 9th-13th centuries.

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Ukraine is an anti-Russian state under Western control, that Ukraine has become a vassal of Germany and Ukraine is under US control.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 178
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian disintegration, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: Odnako @ Pervyi kanal time 12:13 - 12:24
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Disproof

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory; no evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative linked to messages about Ukraine being governed by nationalists, Nazis and fascists, particularly in Lviv which is often portrayed as a Nazi supporting region.

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament.

Ukrainian statehood is an inheritance from Soviet Ukraine

Ukrainian statehood is an inheritance from Soviet Ukraine. Why was there Leninopad [Leninfall: the removal of Soviet monuments as part of the de-Communisation laws]? What remains of Ukrainian statehood besides the Soviet period? There is nothing at all. The Russians had a great empire, the Ukrainians had nothing.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative designed to denigrate the history of Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood and its independence.

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language and with a democratically-elected president and parliament.