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Crimea has become an integral part of Russia after a referendum held in March 2014

Summary of Disinformation

Crimea has become an integral part of Russia after a referendum held in March 2014, whose result confirmed that most of the inhabitants of Crimea and Sevastopol were in favour of reunification with Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to rejoin Russia through a legal referendum.

No international body recognises the so-called referendum held on the 16th of March 2014. On the 27th of February 2014, when the so-called referendum was announced, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. A year later Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the so-called referendum.

Five years after the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the EU issued a statement in which it confirms its commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and reiterates that it does not recognise and continues to condemn this violation of international law.

 

 

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Reported in: Issue 146
Date: 20.04.2019
Language: Italian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: illegal annexation, Manipulated elections/referendum, Referendum, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Italia
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