East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine is a separatist part of historical Russia, thus Moscow should not negotiate with Kyiv, but gradually annex all the territories of Ukraine.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 3. March 2017

Debunk claim:

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state. Russians themselves have promised to respect Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty in the Budapest Memorandum in 1994.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 61. The item is located at row number 40 in the report.

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