East StratCom disinformation claim:

Russia provides the residents of Crimea with a significantly higher standard of living and income than they had before the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 29. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The human rights situation in Crimea significantly deteriorated, as proven eg by the UN resolution condemning “arbitrary detentions, torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-ukraine-crimea-putin-human-rights-abuses-un-accusations-claims-a7421406.html. Furthermore, in 2016, food prices in annexed Crimea were higher than in the neighboring regions of Russia http://ru.krymr.com/a/news/28269641.html

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 57. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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