Disinfo: Even Merkel says accusation against Russia are nonsense

Summary

Even Merkel has said that the accusations that Russia tries to destabilize Germany are nonsense.

Disproof

German media reports that such a statement by Merkel is unknown in Germany.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 51
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/12/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Germany, Russia
  • Keywords: Angela Merkel
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Crimea has always been a part of Russia

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.

The West deceived Russia in 1990's

The West deceived Russia in 1990’s.

Disproof

No evidence given. For reaching out of the West towards Russia since the 1990's, see above.