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Americans plan a military operation to fight for the Kerch Strait

Summary of Disinformation

The US Senate demanded to conduct a military operation to liberate the Kerch Strait. A US Senate resolution calls for it. Washington openly demonstrates its role in the escalation of the conflict.

Disproof

The resolution mentioned was submitted to the US Senate on January 24, 2019, and 66 senators supported the document. It contains no elements about conducting a military operation to liberate the Kerch Strait.

The text states that the US Senate “calls upon the President to work with US allies to promptly lead a robust multinational freedom of navigation operation in the Black Sea to help demonstrate support for internationally recognized borders, bilateral agreements, and safe passage through the Kerch Strait and Sea of Azov and push back against excessive Russian Federation claims of sovereignty".

In addition, the senators called to enhance allied maritime presence and capabilities of the NATO and allies, to enhance the capability of the Ukrainian military, to deny Russian Navy vessels access to US allies and partners's ports to resupply and refuel.

Read more disinfo stories on the West's role in the Kerch strait incident here and here.

 

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Reported in: Issue 136
Date: 06.02.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, US
Keywords: Kerch, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: News Front
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