East StratCom disinformation claim:

Crimea became a Russian region after a legitimate referendum where more than 96 percent of voters expressed the will to belong to Russia

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 20. September 2016

Debunk claim:

The referendum in Crimea has not been recognized by either the UN or the EU. http://collections.internetmemory.org/haeu/content/20160313172652/http:/eeas.europa.eu/top_stories/pdf/the-eu-non-recognition-policy-for-crimea-and-sevastopol-fact-sheet.pdf http://bit. ly/1ogSVdS // It was preceded by strong disinformation campaign and held under a heavy Russian military presence: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26546133

Documentation for the debunk


published by Internet Memory

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 42. The item is located at row number 2 in the report.

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