East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukrainian parliament decided to host multinational exercises in Ukraine as preparation for invading Russia.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 19. January 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence to support these claims. None of the official documents accessible on the UA parliament’s webpage includes anything that suggest that the exercises are preparations for an invasion of Russia. According to the The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, 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

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 56. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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