East StratCom disinformation claim:
DNR and LNR have the same legitimacy as Ukraine.
Documentation for claim
published by МИА «Исток». Новости Луганска и ЛНР
Period/date: 12. February 2017
The so-called People’s Republics in the East Ukraine have no legitimacy at all, no state in the world recognizes them. // The Ukrainian government is fully legitimate, following democratic and inclusive elections, both Presidential and Parliamentary.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 58. The item is located at row number 43 in the report.