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United States intends to maintain control over Ukraine

Summary of Disinformation

The United States intends to maintain control over Ukraine and is concerned about the unpredictability of Zelenskiy’s actions and his ability to start negotiations with Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the statehood of Ukraine, portraying it as a failed state under foreign control.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Neither the US, nor the EU control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, but were violated by Russia in 2014.

The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries.  The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25 December 1991.  US policy is centred on realising and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine, more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

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Reported in: Issue 149
Date: 07.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: United States, Ukraine
Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Russian
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