Disinfo: Artificial revolution supported from the outside was possible in Ukraine

Summary

In an exclusive interview with prominent Ukrainian sociologist Iryna Bekeshkina, she said that an artificial revolution supported from the outside was possible in Ukraine.

Disproof

Bekeshkina had never been interviewed by the site and after she exposed the fake interview in a Facebook post, the story was removed from the Ukraina.ru website, but remains in cache storage. Further debunking at StopFake.

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  • Reported in: Issue 50
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/11/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Euromaidan
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Putin: Respect the choice of the residents of Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the choice of the Crimean residents who voted for reunification with Russia should be respected avoiding double standards. Putin recalled that more than 90% of Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia.

Disproof

Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it.

Unlike the US, Russia recognizes the sovereignty of other countries

Unlike the US, Russia recognizes the right of any other country to exist as a sovereign state.

Disproof

Contradicted not least by Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine. 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. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262, adopted on 27 March 2014 and supported by 100 states, clearly says that Russia's actions in the peninsula as well as the referendum held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea violate international law.