The glossary includes more than a dozen notions. The word “nationalists,” interpreted by the Kiev authorities as “democratically-and patriotically-minded people who want to see their state prosperous,” tops this list. “Separatists” and “terrorists” are interpreted as “pro-Russian activists”. Moreover, here is what the Ukrainian authorities think of “Banderovites”: “real Banderovites were not fascists but members of the Ukrainian national movement which advocated Ukraine’s independence”.
These booklets, printed in high-quality glossy paper, were handed out at the crisis media centre located in the Ukraine hotel in central Kiev. This centre has been used for media briefings.