Disinfo: A cultural occupation is taking place in Ukraine under Petro Poroshenko’s presidency

Summary

A cultural occupation is taking place in Ukraine under Petro Poroshenko’s presidency. This involves an extermination of the Russian language, its prohibition in all educational and state institutions as well as the forced “Ukrainisation” of the Russian-speaking population.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, repeating Pro-Kremlin narrative about a discrimination of the Russian language in Ukraine.

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe sees no discrimination of the Russian language in Ukraine. In fact, the Venice Commission does not mention “facts of gross discrimination” in Ukraine.

Legislation on the use of the Ukrainian language and resolutions or programmes aimed at strengthening the use of Ukrainian is a subject for the Russian media.

For further debunking visit StopFake or the BostonGlobe.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russian language
  • Outlet: Sputnik Deutsch
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Moldovans with biometric passports have employment rights in the EU

Citizens of the Republic of Moldova with a biometric passport can work officially in the countries of the European Union; they can officially take up employment in the EU countries on the basis of the short-stay visa also. This is only possible for seasonal work that does not exceed 90 days.

Disproof

The liberalization of visas for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova is stipulated by EU Regulation NO. 259/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council from April 3, 2014.

Thus, as of 28 April 2014, citizens of the Republic of Moldova who hold biometric passports may travel visa-free in 26 Schengen countries, except for Great Britain and Ireland. According to this Regulation, the visa-free travel to the EU states does NOT give the right to work.

Belarusians and Ukrainians are part of the Russian people

The Russian people consist of Belarusians, small Russians [Ukrainians] and Great Russians. Common characteristics of the Russian people are a strong sense of justice and search for the truth.

Disproof

The "all-Russian nation" is an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians as well as their sovereignty.

Ukraine and Belarus are well-defined nation-states with a long history; both nations preserved language, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for long periods.

Russia’s huge natural resources are the reason why the neo-liberal world is fighting against it

Russia’s huge natural resources are the reason why the neo-liberal world is fighting against Russia. The former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, said in an interview that “It is a great injustice that 40% of the world’s mineral resources belong to one country, Russia.”

Disproof

There is no record that Albright has ever made such statement.

More debunking from Polygraph.info in this September 2016 article, which tracked the earliest mention of the alleged remark to February 2005.