East StratCom disinformation claim:

In 2014, the UN gave Russia the right to seize Ukraine.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 17. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The story is based on the fact that Viktor Yanukovych sent a letter to the UN asking Russia to send its troops to Ukraine. That is not a UN approval for an invasion: http://www.stopfake.org/en/fake-un-gives-russia-right-to-seize-ukraine-in-2014/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by StopFakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 55. The item is located at row number 17 in the report.

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