East StratCom disinformation claim:

The French Senate adopted a decision on the lifting of sanctions against Russia.

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Period/date: 8. June 2016

Debunk claim:

The resolution adopted by the Senate is a recommendation that has no binding power (http://www.stopfake.org/en/tass-distorts-french-senate-resolution-on-russia-sanctions/). On 17 July the European Council extended EU restrictive measures against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine (http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/ukraine-crisis/history-ukraine-crisis/).

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This information is reported by StopFakeorg in Disinformation Review issue 31. The item is located at row number 13 in the report.

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