East StratCom disinformation claim:

USA provided Islamic state with weapons. // Claims that Flynn secretly negotiated with the Russians are fabricated. // There was nothing like annexation of Crimea, but peaceful referendum.

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Period/date: 17. February 2017

Debunk claim:

No evidence given // Even Mr. Flynn already admits that he had negotiated with Russians http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38977644 // Any decision relating to Ukraine’s sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it.

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Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 40 in the report.

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