Disinfo: Donbas is Russian territory as well as Transcarpathia is Hungarian

Summary

The region of Donbas in the East of Ukraine is a territory of Russia as well as Transcarpathia in the West of Ukraine is a territory of Hungary.

If we ask that Russian people in Ukraine to leave their land, the graves of their ancestors and then come here, then it will be a treason. The Hungarians, who are protecting their land and their citizens by issuing of Hungarian passports (to the ethnic nationals in Ukraine), are acting absolutely right!”, said Konstantin Knyrik, editor-in-chief of the pro-Kremlin news agency “News Front.

Disproof

Russia's actions in Ukraine are a clear violation of international law. Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations". UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum. The UN rejects attempts of Russia or any other state to change the state boarders of Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue119
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Russian expansionism, War in Ukraine, Russian world, Ukrainian statehood, Transcarpathia

Disclaimer

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The agreement [between Putin and Erdoğan] also thwarted an alleged plan to stage a chemical attack and lay the blame for it at the door of the Syrian government.

A video has been produced by the White Helmets civil defence group showing “three versions” of a staged attack.

 

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Disproof

No evidence given. Another round of disinformation about the White Helmets preparing a staged chemical attack in Syria started spreading on August 25 by the Russian Ministry of Defence; see latest cases on White Helmets: https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=

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The West uses Ukraine to destroy Russia like it used the Nazi Germany to destroy USSR in 1938

The West wants to destroy Russia, just as it did in 1938 through the Munich Agreement, by using the Nazi Germany. Now it uses Ukraine as a “battering ram” to destroy “our country”. The West also does this through sanctions, political pressure and NATO exercises, said Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the magazine ‘Natsionalnaya oborona’, member of the Public Council under the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on sanctions and West's aggression. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sanctions&disinfo_issue=&date= euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77319&date=

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Ukraine plans to Kill With Impunity in Donbas

Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin has turned to the US for the right to kill with impunity.

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Whereas for Russia and “DPR” and “LPR” the main thing is to prevent more people dying, Ukraine’s primary objective for Donbas is to blockade it and starve it to death.

Disproof

Foreign Minister Klimkin said on Sunday, in his interview to the independent "Radio NV", that Ukraine is preparing together with international partners a new UN resolution for peace-keeping mission on the occupied territories in the conflict zone of Donbas.

The key elements of this resolution are: