East StratCom disinformation claim:

Unlike the US, Russia recognizes the right of any other country to exist as a sovereign state.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 21. November 2016

Debunk claim:

Contradicted not least by Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine. The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262, adopted on 27 March 2014 and supported by 100 states, clearly says 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

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 49. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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