Ukraine Monitor Articles
Russian media reported on a Ukrainian prisoner of war who allegedly does not want to leave the areas controlled by the separatists
On December 27, 2017, Russia’s Channel One presented a footage from the town of Makeyevka in the Donetsk region where Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists from the Luhansk People’s Republic exchanged their prisoners.
Russian media quoted the president of the Union of Political Emigrants and Political Prisoners of Ukraine, Larisa Shesler, according to whom, about 1,500 people in Ukraine have been arrested for political reasons. Shesler has claimed that the number of Ukrainian citizens exposed to persecution may be higher, as many of them are afraid to inform that some of their relatives have been imprisoned for political reasons.
The Russian agency RIA Novosti has quoted the acting president of the organization “Ukrainian Community of Crimea”, Anastasia Gridchina, according to whom, “Kiev invents cases of human rights violations in Crimea instead of dealing with the country’s problems”.
Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has claimed that Ukraine and the Baltic States continued to discriminate against his compatriots. He also added that the latter could always count on the help and support of their historic homeland.
On October 27, Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar announced that the authorities in Kiev would fight for the release of about fifty political prisoners in the occupied Crimea.
The Security Service of Ukraine denied an alleged assassination attempt on the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko. It is their reaction to the disseminated information on the planned assassination of the president in the city of Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast.
Russian media misinform that school children in Ukraine will have to speak only in Ukrainian, even during breaks
In reality, on September 28 Poroshenko appealed to teachers to enhance prestige of the state language not only during classes but also in communication with children.
Oleksandr Turchynov considers the The New York Times as an element of a Russian operation aiming to discredit Ukraine.
Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov referred to a New York Times article, according to which successful North Korean tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) were possible due to the purchase of powerful rocket engines manufactured in Ukraine.
Russian media suspect Ukrainian activists of causing death of a former deputy to the Supreme Council of Ukraine
Russian radio station Vesti FM suspects that activists of the Ukrainian organization Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) may be involved in the death of Iryna Berezhna – a former deputy to the…
Russian NTV channel as well as other Russian media inform about the alleged “tourist blockade” of the occupied Crimea, imposed by Kiev. They claim that “several kilometer-long queues” form at the Crimean border and they show a film from the entry-exit checkpoint in Chonhar.
Russian propaganda can effectively stir up misunderstandings and hostility between the National Guard of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine: such a claim was admitted by National Guard Commander, Lieutenant-General Yuriy Allerov in an interview for a Ukraine website apostrophe.ua.
On June 23, Zvezda, a Russian TV run by the Ministry of Defence, published information about possible closure of Poland-Ukraine border. Even if the news informed about only one border checkpoint, from its headline it could be deduced that Poland possibly sought to close completely its border with Ukraine.