Disinfo: Ukrainians are not Ukrainians but Russians

Summary

Citizens of Ukraine are not Ukrainians. By and large, they are Russians. By and large, this is the same nation.

Disproof

An old myth designed by Kremlin and debunked many times. The Russians and the Ukrainians are not the same or single nation. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.

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  • Reported in: Issue 87
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood, Russian world
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Ground anti-missiles at Fort Greely (Alaska State) are targeted against Russian and Chinese rockets

The US ground missile defence in Alaska is aimed at Russian and Chinese rockets. Not only does the US missile defence system make it harder for rockets to fly, but it can also shoot them down.

Disproof

According to the Missile Defence Agency, the anti-missile defence, the defence is directed against North Korea and Iran. "US military ballistic missile defence policies have sought to protect the homeland against a long-range missile strike from states such as Iran and North Korea, but not major nuclear powers Russia and China." www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/usmissiledefense,

Russia is the guarantee for security of Ukraine

Russia is the guarantee for the security for Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation. Russia has been waging and financing the war against Ukraine in Donbas immediately after annexing Crimea. See more about Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/, The evidence of Russian military in Donbas is overwhelming, much of it coming, inadvertently or deliberately, from Russian troops themselves. Further details, for example, are in the following reports: InformNapalm, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, Atlantic council, EuObserver, Vice News. According to the Bellingcat investigation, in 2017 Russia's tanks in Donbas represent a "peak" of its warfare capability. Moreover, an exhibition of Russian weapons, including Russia-made tanks captured from separatist and Russian forces during battles in the east of Ukraine opened in Kyiv on February 21, 2017. It was called "The Presence" and it aims to prove Russian military involvement in Ukraine.