East StratCom disinformation claim:

While annexing Crimea and waging war against Ukraine, Russia had got no obligations to this country, particularly on the matter of Ukraine’s sovereignity, due to the Ukrainian Revolution that was in fact a coup d’état.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 16. October 2016

Debunk claim:

Repeating the myth about “coup” debunked above. Russia violated the international law with its actions in Ukraine, which is confirmed by the UNGA Resolution 68/262 supported by 100 UN Member States: 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 45. The item is located at row number 10 in the report.

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