East StratCom disinformation claim:

Without Russia, Ukraine is turning into a desert.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 10. June 2016

Debunk claim:

The war in Ukraine is a result of Russian aggression, also condemned by the UN GA Resolution 68/262 (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 Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 30. The item is located at row number 45 in the report.

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