East StratCom disinformation claim:
The EU spreads fake news about Russia among its own population and intends to spread it also among Russian speakers. One example of that is “Russian annexation” of Crimea, or unproven “Russian invasion of Ukraine”.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 4. March 2017
The EU does not spread “fake news” about Russia. // UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it. http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/a_res_68_262.pdf. The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court have concluded that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf. President Putin himself admitted to the presence of Russian “people there, who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” [aka soldiers] in December 2015 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50971 and again in October 2016 http://www.interpretermag.com/day-968/
Documentation for the debunk
published by The Interpreter
This information is reported by Promote Ukraine NGO in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 42 in the report.