The US does not want peace in Ukraine

Summary

The US does not want peace in Donbas. Unlike the US, Europe is a civilised political space and does not need an armed conflict in the area. In order to settle the problems in east Ukraine, the country must leave the American political arena and move towards Europe.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the US destabilising the world. Both Kyiv and Washington have stated that only the Minsk agreements can stop the war and ensure peace in this region.The US has called on Russia to cease hostilities and institute a full and comprehensive ceasefire, including cancelling illegal sham elections it is organizing in the Russia-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine.

The US is firmly committed to supporting Ukrainian security and stability. The US has contributed funding and personnel to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) that is monitoring and providing daily reporting, particularly in the conflict regions in the east.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 151
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Donbas, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: Sputnik Abkhazia
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Ukraine is under the external control of the US

Ukraine need to play along with the Americans. They must do everything the United States like because it is they who introduced external control, which Mr. Zelenskyy is not ready to fight.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the EU and US relations with Ukraine.

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

The EU triggered conflict in Ukraine in 2014

The EU triggered conflict in Ukraine in 2014.

Billion-euro programmes, such as those of the “Eastern Partnership of the EU” (EaP) with six former Soviet republics (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan), dictate the so-called European values, expand the sphere of influence and markets. Unwise association agreements and interference by the so-called European politicians in the internal affairs of states sometimes even trigger conflicts, as was the case in Ukraine after the coup d’état in 2014 (and as is currently happening in Venezuela). Deepened free trade with Ukraine has so far had no desired effects: corruption, war, poverty. Do European values look like this?

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Eastern Partnership, the war in Ukraine and Ukraine's statehood.

It was not the European Union, but Russia, which triggered military conflict in Ukraine.

The newly adopted Ukrainian language law is a racist law

The newly adopted Ukrainian language law is a racist law.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and discrimination against Russian speakers, and in particular about the recent Ukrainian language law.

The law requires all Ukrainian citizens to know the state language and that it be used while performing official duties.  The new law also requires that 90% of TV and film content be in Ukrainian and for Ukrainian-language printed media and books to make up at least 50% of the total output.  There are exemptions for private communications and religious ceremonies.  The law would allow some providers of health services and law enforcement to use other languages, such as Russian, by mutual agreement.  The law does not define what language is to be used in private conversations.