Disinfo: Ukrainians and Russians are one and unique people, but different states


Psychologically, Ukrainians were turned against Russians.

Since the ‘Orange Revolution’ in 2004, Kiev has been building an anti-Russian policy at the level of state ideology. [Following] the templates of the Cold War, […] the Ukrainians were turned against the Russians through support for certain politicians, changes in the educational programme, in culture and in the national broadcast media. And all of this came under the guise of democratic reforms and positive changes supported by all sorts of Western and international organisations.

It is difficult to call it a democratic process. It was simply the dictate of pro-Western forces in politics, media, the economy and in civil society. Western primacy was established with totally undemocratic methods.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine: negation of the Ukrainian nation, denying the right of an independent state and its right to democracy. This narrative implies that Ukraine's political path since 2004 has been orchestrated by the West rather than the democratic will of the Ukrainian people.

The Kremlin policy is imperialistic in its quest to control what is of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian nation exists even if denied by pro-Kremlin voices. Democratic reforms in Ukraine were supported by Western countries though they were not in any way anti-Russian measures or anti-democratic.

The EU supports the democratic process in Ukraine: following the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014, the European Parliament engaged in an unprecedented level of cooperation with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the field of democracy support.

As stated by Harvard University Historian Serhii Plokhy in his book Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation, Putin's conception of Ukraine is pre-1917 as he considers countries like Belarus and Ukraine part of concept of Russia even though it is not part of the state of Russian Federation.

See also EUvsDisinfo's article on the top narratives denying Ukraine's existence.

Read also related cases like: Democratic development of Ukraine suspended after coup instigated by the West, Russia must purify Ukrainian language by eliminating totalitarian and terrorist influence, Ukraine ceased to be a democratic state after 2014, Ukraine was artificially created by the Bolsheviks, US and EU conspired to overthrow Viktor Yanukovych.


  • Reported in: Issue 328
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/01/2023
  • Article language(s) Russian, English, French, Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, EU
  • Keywords: West, Ukraine, Democracy
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Disinfo: The number of tanks to be supplied to Ukraine by Germany and England a Nazi code

The plans also include sending 88 (pay attention and remember this figure) - 88 old Leopards-1. When exactly, again, is still unknown. However, something else is important here. The number 88 around the world is a Nazi code for their favourite greeting, namely heil Hitler. Quite expectedly, once again, the Rheinmetall concern, as in the days of the Third Reich, began work to kill the Russian people.

What is even more piquant is the fact that another 14 Challenger tanks will be sent to Kyiv by London. And 14 is the first half of the very Nazi cipher, thanks to which they recognise each other around the world. 14 is the number of words in a quote from one of the ideologists of the so-called Anglo-Saxon white supremacy, David Lane.


Conspiracy theory fitting recurrent pro-Kremlin media narrative on Nazi rule in Ukraine, Russia fighting Nazis in Ukraine (including the "Nazi" West helping Ukraine with military equipment), aimed at justifying the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

On 25 January 2023, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that Germany will continue to increase military support for Ukraine. The federal government has decided to provide the Ukrainian armed forces with Leopard 2 main battle tanks. As a first step, Germany will provide a company with 14 Leopard 2 tanks from Bundeswehr stocks. These 14 Bundeswehr's tanks are not linked to a "Nazi code" by pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets, as the 14 British Challenger tanks are. Germany is coordinating its deliveries with other EU countries, such as Poland, France and others.

Disinfo: Ukrainians remove swastika tattoos to travel to Europe

As for denazification, now, it appears, one of the most popular types of service in Ukraine is the removal of a swastika to travel to Europe, to participate in hostilities, and so on, because they understand that Nazism is becoming detrimental and bad for them.

Therefore, the denazification process is going on. By the way, along with the disposal of those Nazi detachments that fought.

Tattoo artist in Western Ukrainian Ivano-Frankivsk came up with an original marketing ploy in response to growing demand from clients. The European bourgeois are still ashamed to host Nazis outright. In addition, a removed tattoo opens up the option of surrendering to Russian captivity.


A pro-Kremlin TV channel report refers to a picture that went viral on Telegram featuring a supposed advertisement for "removal of swastikas" by a tattoo studio in Ukraine. The picture is fabricated. No such tattoo studio exists.

The photo of the Ukrainian tattoo studio used as evidence of the false narrative, was changed in a photo editor, and the real picture was taken in Russia a few years ago as Provereno Media found out.

Disinfo: German tanks again moving to Russia because war is on Russian soil

German tanks have left for Ukraine and American ones will follow them. This is not quite the right phrase. German tanks are moving towards Russia because the line of contact is on Russian soil.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are expected to invade Russia with Western-supplied armoured vehicles. This claim was made in the context of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Kyiv does not intend to invade Russia with armoured vehicles, including German Leopard tanks, which are expected to arrive in Ukraine in soon.