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Finland is the only European country that has a neutral position in conflict and civil war in Donbas

Summary of Disinformation

Finland is the only European country that has a neutral position in the conflict and civil war in Donbas, as it has refused to criminalise participation of Finnish citizens in the civil war on DNR side.

Disproof

Finland does not have a "neutral position" regarding the war in Ukraine. Finland supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. http://www.tpk.fi/public/Print.aspx?contentid=357188&nodeid=44809&culture=en-US&contentlan=2

Finland gives its full support to the EU’s common sanctions and unity. The implementation of the Minsk agreement is the first condition for lifting the EU’s sanctions on Russia. http://vnk.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/paaministerit-sipila-ja-medvedev-tapasivat-oulussa?_101_INSTANCE_OQ3OcOALUpyv_languageId=en_US

There is no civil war in Donbas. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=civil+war&disinfo_issue=&date=

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

 

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Reported in: Issue 99
Date: 06.02.2018
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Ukraine, Finland
Reported by: East Stratcom
Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine, DPR, Donbas
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Youtube-channel Political Periscope
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