East StratCom disinformation claim:

Without control of Moscow, Ukraine will become a Nazi and fascist state as it used to be earlier.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 26. January 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence given. Ukraine has never been a ‘Nazi, fascist state’ – neither when it existed alone or as a part of Poland, nor under the rule of Russia. In the last election, the far-right Right Sector (often depicted as “fascists” by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine’s electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2753/RUP1061-1940510502

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 56. The item is located at row number 23 in the report.

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