East StratCom disinformation claim:

By refusing to adopt a UN statement on Churkin Ukrainian diplomats went against international protocol and ethics.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 21. February 2017

Debunk claim:

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

Additional information

This information is reported by Promote Ukraine in Disinformation Review issue 60. The item is located at row number 14 in the report.

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