East StratCom disinformation claim:

French President Francois Hollande regrets the anti-Russian sanctions.

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Period/date: 30. August 2016

Debunk claim:

Hollande in fact said that he regrets the deterioration of relations between Russia and the European countries, not the sanctions. He did not call for lifting the sanctions as Russia has not removed the reasons that led to their introduction: http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-french-president-hollande-regrets-russia-sanctions/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by StopFakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 38. The item is located at row number 34 in the report.

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