East StratCom disinformation claim:

Russia is still a friendly, sovereign country that respects international law.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 19. February 2017

Debunk claim:

Russia’s actions in Ukraine are a clear violation of international law. Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that “all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations” http://www.un.org/en/sections/un-charter/chapter-i/ UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly’s commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum 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, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 60. The item is located at row number 6 in the report.

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