Disinfo: War with Russia is the only reason for the existence of the Ukrainian state

Summary

The war with the Muscovites is the only goal and raison d’être of the Ukrainian state. The army exists to kill Muscovites. Education exists to explain to children why they should want to kill Muscovites. Medicine exists in order to preserve the ability of citizens to kill Muscovites.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Ukraine and the war in Ukraine, also claiming that it is a Russophobic state.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Its policy is not oriented against Russia, it is not an anti-Russian state. The relations between the countries had been friendly since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The two countries had strong political, economic, and cultural cooperation. Their relations were regulated by the Treaty of Friendship.

In 2014, the relations between the countries worsened due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas. However, Ukraine has not forbidden contacts between citizens of Ukraine and Russia, as well as sports, cultural, scientific, or other exchange. Ukraine and Russia have diplomatic and consular relations. The borders between the countries remain open. Although relations have worsened, the countries continue to trade.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine is an anti-Russian, Russophobic state in our database: for the US and Europe, Ukraine is just a training ground against Russia, Ukraine no longer hides preparations for war against Russia and Donbas, Ukraine is a successful Western project against Russia, "partnership" between Ukraine and Western countries only aims to create an anti-Russian foothold.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 226
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, War in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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