Disinfo: Donetsk People’s Republic launches representative office in Helsinki

Summary

Donetsk People’s Republic launches representative office in Helsinki.

Disproof

The “Donetsk People’s Republic” is not recognized by Finland and therefore cannot have an embassy or other official representation in Finland. Neither are the separatist groups in eastern Ukraine recognized by the UN, the EU or the OSCE. A diplomatic mission can be founded only between countries that have established diplomatic relations and only by mutual consent. A Finnish source claims that it acts as the “Representation of the Donetsk People’s Republic” or the “Embassy of the Donetsk People’s Republic” in Helsinki.

Finland emphasises the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Finland does not approve of the unilateral efforts to separate regions of Ukraine from the country itself. http://www.finland.org.ru/public/default.aspx?contentid=326873&contentlan=1&culture=fi-FI, www.stopfake.org/en/fake-donetsk-people-s-republic-office-opens-in-finland,

Ria Novosti and Tass published both the disinformation about opening a representation of DPR and the debunk by the Finnish Foreign Ministry: ria.ru/world/20171208/1510491372.html, , www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2963523,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 91
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/12/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
  • Keywords: DPR
  • Outlet: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Tass, Ria Novosti, Life.ru, Lenta.ru, Vzglyad.ru, Regnum, REN TV, TV Zvezda and others.
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Donetsk People’s Republic launches representative office in Helsinki

The DPR Foreign Ministry added that the official opening ceremony had been attended by the Finland-Russia Friendship Society chairman Daria Skippari-Smirnov.

Disproof

The “Donetsk People’s Republic” is not recognized by Finland and therefore cannot have an embassy or other official representation in Finland. Neither are the separatist groups in eastern Ukraine recognized by the UN, the EU or the OSCE. A diplomatic mission can be founded only between countries that have established diplomatic relations and only by mutual consent. A Finnish source claims that it acts as the “Representation of the Donetsk People’s Republic” or the “Embassy of the Donetsk People’s Republic” in Helsinki.

Finland emphasises the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Finland does not approve of the unilateral efforts to separate regions of Ukraine from the country itself. http://www.finland.org.ru/public/default.aspx?contentid=326873&contentlan=1&culture=fi-FI, www.stopfake.org/en/fake-donetsk-people-s-republic-office-opens-in-finland,

The decision of Donald Trump to move the US Embassy in Israel is an attack on Russia

The decision of Donald Trump to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is “a continuation of the strikes on Russia” with the aim of destabilizing inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations in Russia. Indeed, one of the most explosive things is the problem of interethnic relations in Russia. In the 90s the US tried to blow it up – through the North Caucasus, through the republics of the Volga region. Russia have 20 million Muslims and a certain kind of radicalism will be spurred on. This is a continuation of strikes on Russia.

 

Disproof

Exaggerated conspiracy theory. No evidence given.