Disinfo: A Ukrainian watchtower on the border to Crimea is broadcasting Russian radio to Ukraine

Summary

The tower, built in the Kherson region – which was supposed to broadcast Ukrainian radio and television programs to the Crimea – broadcasts instead of this Russian radio to Ukraine.

Disproof

In fact, the broadcast from the watchtower in question does have content in Russian, but it is prepared in Ukraine to reach Crimea. It is Ukrainian content broadcast in Russian language.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: Lenta.ru
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Peacekeepers are not needed on the border between the DNR/LNR and Russia, it is a zone of peace and tranquillity

There is no basis for the deployment of peacekeepers on the border between the DNR/LNR and Russia. It is a zone of peace and tranquillity.

Disproof

According to the UN report, from 16 May to 15 August 2017, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine recorded 26 conflict-related civilian deaths and 135 injuries. At least 2,803 civilians have been killed, and between 7,000 and 9,000 civilians injured during the conflict overall. www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57497#.WcoQOWcdiEB,

“The socio-economic situation in eastern Ukraine continued to deteriorate. Hardships caused by the hostilities, measures hindering economic prosperity, and rising unemployment have led to increased levels of poverty on both sides of the contact line,” the UN Human Rights Office reported. www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22049&LangID=E,

UN report on Crimea is based on lies

The UN report on the situation regarding human rights in Crimea which criticises Russia is based on lies. The UN experts haven’t even been there, they received all the information from Ukraine.

Disproof

As stated in the report, the UN experts have collected information in Crimea which is, according to the international law, part of Ukraine. "Since then, HRMMU [Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine] has been
collecting and analysing information on the human rights situation throughout Ukraine,
including in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" - the report says.
HRMMU has not been provided access to Crimea by Russian Federation authorities since its former Head of Mission accompanied the former Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, on 21-22 March 2014.
HRMMU has monitored the human rights situation in the peninsula from its presence in mainland Ukraine. HRMMU systematically collects and analyzes information gathered through direct interviews and fact-finding missions, including at the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) between mainland Ukraine and Crimea. The report only describes allegations of human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law that OHCHR could verify and corroborate in accordance with its methodology. OHCHR is committed to the protection of its sources and systematically assesses the potential risks of harm and retaliation against them. www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/Crimea2014_2017_EN.pdf,