East StratCom disinformation claim:

The war in Donbass is caused by the unwillingness of Kyiv to recognize the rights of ethnic minorities regarding their languages. Ukraine is not fulfilling EU norms on minority languages

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Period/date: 30. November 2016

Debunk claim:

After the Revolution of Dignity, the provisional government of Ukraine maintained ethnic minorities’ rights to their native languages. Russian is widely spoken in Ukraine: http://bd.fom.ru/report/map/ukrain/ukrain_eo/du091015. In November 2016, a Council of Europe delegation was in Ukraine to evaluate the progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities http://www.coe.int/en/web/minorities/-/ukraine-visit-of-the-advisory-committee-on-the-framework-convention-for-the-protection-of-national-minorities.

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