East StratCom disinformation claim:

Crimea has never been Ukrainian.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 13. September 2016

Debunk claim:

Contradicts obvious facts.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

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, formerjournalist in Disinformation Review issue 40. The item is located at row number 44 in the report.

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