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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland have overthrown a democratically elected government in Ukraine. Crimeans voted to reunite with Russia. There is no Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bashar Assad did not use chemical weapons against his own people.

Summary of Disinformation

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Victoria Nuland have overthrown a democratically elected government in Ukraine. Crimeans voted to reunite with Russia. There is no Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bashar Assad did not use chemical weapons against his own people.

Disproof

The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, . // Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it. // A UN investigation has concluded that the Assad regime have used chemical weapons bit.ly/2nCR03L, .

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Reported in: Issue 65
Date: 16.03.2017
Language: English
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Democracy, Chemical weapons/attack, Victoria Nuland, Hillary Clinton, War in Ukraine, Barack Obama, Crimea, Bashar al-Assad
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: paulcraigroberts.org
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