East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukraine is trying to dictate the rules by which Russia should hold Duma elections in her territory (referring to Crimea)

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 12. September 2016

Debunk claim:

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262 adopted on 27 March 2014, supported by 100 states clearly states that Russia’s actions in the peninsula as well as the referendum held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea violate international law http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/a_res_68_262.pdf. Similarly, Duma elections in this territory is a violation of international law.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, formerjournalist in Disinformation Review issue 40. The item is located at row number 39 in the report.

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