Molotov–Ribbentrop Non-Aggression Pact (Hitler-Stalin Pact) Пакт Молотова – Ріббентропа про ненапад (Пакт Гітлера-Сталіна) (ua)

One of the Kremlin narratives, non-aggression pact between Nazi Germany and the USSR (1939), which dividing Central-Eastern Europe into German and Soviet zones of influence. Russian propaganda presents it as a great achievement of Soviet diplomacy which Russians can be proud of.

The depiction of a patently aggressive treaty as a justified defensive measure suggests that preventive use of force against other states can be regarded as a legitimate means of pursuing national interests and strengthening one’s own security.

The 2019 European Parliament’s resolution labelled the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact as an immediate cause of the outbreak of the Second World War.