DISINFO: Zelenskyy backs Nazism in Ukraine and does not support ceasefire in Donbas
  • Outlet: novorosinform.org (archived)*
  • Date of publication: August 02, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 254
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
War in Ukraine Eastern Ukraine Donbas Minsk agreements

DISINFO: Zelenskyy backs Nazism in Ukraine and does not support ceasefire in Donbas


Over the last year, Zelensky's position has changed dramatically. If at first, he insisted on signing off a truce, conducting prisoner exchanges, and moving towards normalisation of the situation in Donbas, he later, under the pressure of the Nazi battalions, not only took the position of Poroshenko but even adopted the Nazi's position. The nationalist mood of the new president might have surpassed his predecessor's.

Therefore, Nazi battalions and the Armed Forces of Ukraine periodically commit provocations.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Volodymyr Zelensky claiming that the President of Ukraine does not want to reach peace in Donbas, that he is being controlled by nationalists, that Ukraine does not adhere to the Minsk agreements and 2020 ceasefire in Donbas as well as claiming that Ukraine is rampant with Nazis.

Volodymyr Zelensky is the President of Ukraine. He was elected by the majority of voters in a democratic public election. He is not controlled by 'Nazis'. The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine appeared during the Euromaidan protests in late 2013 - early 2014, when the then-president Viktor Yanukovych was toppled and later fled to Russia. The Kremlin has been using this myth since then to discredit Kyiv’s shift towards Euro-Atlantic policy.

Nazi, as well as Communist, ideology is banned in Ukraine by a law passed in 2015.

Ukraine adheres to the ceasefire agreement, signed on 27 July 2020, as well as to the Minsk agreement. "Ukraine adheres to all agreements aimed at establishing peace, but "Minsk" should be implemented according to a clear schedule," Zelensky mentioned in a statement in February 2021.

Read more disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine is a 'Nazi state'.


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