East StratCom disinformation claim:
By refusing to adopt a UN statement on Churkin Ukrainian diplomats went against international protocol and ethics.
Documentation for claim
published by RT на русском последние новости онлайн в России и в Мире
Period/date: 21. February 2017
There was a statement, and a moment of silence to honour Churkin. http://www.un.org/pga/71/2017/02/20/statement-on-the-passing-of-h-e-mr-vitaly-churkin-permanent-representative-of-the-russian-federation-to-the-united-nations/. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maryana Betsa said that Ukraine did not block anything. She said that “a statement was issued for the press, as has been done in such cases in the past. There haven’t been many such cases. But there was no precedent for a separate political statement.”
Documentation for the debunk
published by Welcome to the United Nations
This information is reported by Promote Ukraine in Disinformation Review issue 60. The item is located at row number 14 in the report.