We make this media review every week in partnership with the Ukrainian source Mind.ua. We make it for you to help you form an idea of the image of Ukraine in the European media space.
The author writes about the fear that Russia is making a lot of effort to present the then local population as collaborators of the murders in Babyn Yar. It is advantageous for Moscow to create such an image of Ukraine, as it calls the uprising in Kyiv in 2014 a “coup d’état of the fascist junta,” and the protesters “Banderas” named after Stepan Bandera, “the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement who collaborated with Hitler.”
In 2019, when Zelensky became president, Saakashvili’s passport was returned. But it seems that Saakashvili is not very desirable in Ukraine. This can be seen from his Facebook page, where he wrote that Zelensky offered him to become deputy prime minister, and this caused a lot of negative reactions from politicians and businessmen. Therefore he was given another position related to reforms, wrote the newspaper.
Almost all European media wrote about the spread of the Chornobyl fires during the month, which we also reported, but the Belgian Demorgen wrote briefly about overcoming the fires in Chornobyl with reference to the statement of the President of Ukraine.
We also wrote about the mention in the French media of the situation with babies
Ukraine has adopted the long-awaited “banking law”, clearing the way for financial assistance. This was reported to readers by the resource Euractiv. It wrote that the European Commission has welcomed the adoption of this law.
“After the liberation from the Soviet Union, they found themselves in an awkward position because many of those who fought against the Soviets during the war also took an active part in the Holocaust. If the Holocaust is the main evil, repentance is the only way. Their strategy then was to explain to Western Europeans that they were suffering from two totalitarian regimes. This trend intensified after 2014, after the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea», according to Miller.