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A cultural occupation is taking place in Ukraine under Petro Poroshenko's presidency

Summary of Disinformation

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.

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Reported in: Issue 140
Date: 09.03.2019
Language: German
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Russian language
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Deutsch
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