Crimea has always been a part of Russia

Summary

Crimea has always been a part of Russia, no Russian military was ever on Crimea and Russia has not occupied any foreign territory ever.

Disproof

Russia violated international law as well as key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol.

The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. President Putin himself admitted to the presence of Russian “people there, who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” [aka soldiers] in December 2015 and again in October 2016.

United Nation’s General Assembly Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 51
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Swedish
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Occupation, Crimea
  • Outlet: Russias ambassador to Sweden on Swedish national TV.
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The US is unhappy with Ukraine

The US are unhappy with Ukraine and are looking for Poroshenko’s successor.

Disproof

Ukrainian Ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly, commenting on the adoption by Congress of the US budget for national defence, said: "Some Ukrainian politicians have expressed scepticism, but the result is that the US Congress increased assistance to Ukraine to $350 million." More details from StopFake.

Barack Obama is doing everything he can to sever US relations with Russia

Barack Obama is doing everything he can to sever US relations with Russia, which is proved by the supply of several jet fighters F-18 from the US to Finland.

Disproof

The agreement was conducted based on a Finnish request. It involves support, equipment and training for jet fighters F-18, which forms an integral part of Finish Military Air Force.

RT is gaining popularity, CNN loses its audience

Russia Today TV channel enjoys greater trust in the Western society than other mainstream Western TV channels. Whereas RT’s popularity increases, CNN loses its audience.

Disproof

No evidence supporting this claim given. In the ranking of the most watched TV networks in the US, Russia Today is not among the first 113: bit.ly/2aAMQHR,