The so-called Normandy summit taking place on 9th December in France is designed to help Ukraine overcome its internal divisions and problems.
The UN adopted an Ukrainian resolution of “militarization” of Crimea, which calls on Russia to withdraw its troops. The aim of the resolution was to interrupt the Normandy Four meeting. But UN is silent on militarisation of the region from the side of NATO.
New take on the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that Crimea joined Russia legitimately. Also, consistent with the narrative that Ukraine is not interested in peace and that NATO is involved in the militarisation of the Black Sea region. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which urges the Russian Federation to withdraw its military forces from Crimea and end its temporary occupation of Ukraine’s territory without delay. It did not aim to interrupt the Normandy summit. NATO's exercises and military deployments in the Black Sea are not directed against Russia – or any other country. NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 29 years.Sea Breeze military exercises have been taking place each year since 1997, while Agile Spirit joint military exercises started in 2001 under a different name and were celebrated on a biennial base since then, so they can’t be considered a source of increased tensions. Here you can see other examples of disinformation on NATO alleged goals in Crimea and its intentions to introduce a fleet to the Azov Sea, provocations against Russia in the Black Sea or the dangers created by the Alliance’s activities in those waters.