East StratCom disinformation claim:

The annexation of Crimea was made possible thanks to the collaboration of legitimately elected local (i.e. Crimean) authorities with the local (i.e. Crimean) population.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 24. September 2016

Debunk claim:

The annexation of Crimea was made possible thanks to Russia’s illegal actions condemned by 100 UN states: 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 42. The item is located at row number 18 in the report.

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