East StratCom disinformation claim:
According to international law there is no problem of recognizing Crimea as a part of Russia. What is missing is the political will. It is all a long-term policy of the USA to withhold Russia.
Documentation for claim
published by Sputnik Česká republika – Zprávy a Názory
Period/date: 1. September 2016
The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262 adopted on 27 March 2014, supported by 100 states clearly states that Russia’s actions in the peninsula as well as the referendum held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea violate international law (http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/a_res_68_262.pdf).
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by European Values think-tank in Disinformation Review issue 38. The item is located at row number 42 in the report.