East StratCom disinformation claim:

The newly appointed Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (who is of Ukrainian heritage) is the daughter of a nazi collaborator.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 19. January 2017

Debunk claim:

There is no concrete evidence to substantiate this theory given in the publications. Freeland is a prominent critic of Russia https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/10/canada-chrystia-freeland-foreign-minister-russia-critic. A common narrative in pro-Krmlin disinformation is to call Ukrainians “nazi collaborators”. The minister herself has in her biography written that her family left Europe due to persecution from the Russian authorities.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Promote Ukraine in Disinformation Review issue 55. The item is located at row number 25 in the report.

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