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Due to the alleged aggression in Crimea, Russia was not invited to the anniversary of the beginning of World War II

Summary of Disinformation

Poland did not invite Russia to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. On the other hand, Germany, the aggressor from 1939, was invited to the event. Polish Deputy Prime Minister explained the alleged aggression in the south-east of Ukraine as the reason for not inviting Russia.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine where is claimed that Russia is not part of the armed conflict in Ukraine. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas. Prior debunk of this narrative can be found here. 

The EU condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.


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Reported in: Issue 160
Date: 24.07.2019
Language: Bosnian Montenegro Serbian
Country: Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany
Keywords: World War 2, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Serbia
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