Disinfo: Crimea and Sevastopol were returned to Russia in March 2014 after a referendum

Summary
Crimea and Sevastopol were returned to Russia in March 2014 after a referendum. // US and the EU should think about imposing “psychiatric sanctions” on Ukraine.
Disproof

Crimea is part of Ukraine illegally annexed by Russia. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and state that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

There are no "psychiatric sanctions".

Further debunking by the Insider.

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  • Reported in: Issue 100
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Sanctions, Crimea, Europe
  • Outlet: Ria Novosti
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Helsinki supports Ukraine in its anti-Russian propaganda

Helsinki supports Ukraine in its anti-Russian propaganda.
Finland and Ukraine agreed that Helsinki will provide financial assistance to Ukrainian schools in the amount of about 6 million euros over four years. With the funds provided, Ukrainian teachers will be able to upgrade their skills in teaching “modern children”.
After the coup in Kiev in 2013-2014, many Western countries supported the illegal Ukrainian government. Then, following the annexation of the Crimea to Russia, the West introduced a whole package of anti-Russian sanctions and actually declared Russia an “occupying country”.

Playing into the hands of Kiev, the Western “partners” turn a blind eye to the flagrant violations of the Minsk agreements by Ukraine and do not really influence the calling of the Ukrainian authorities to account.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77369&date=,

In fact, the money referred to is to support Ukraine's education. Finland's development cooperation allocated to Ukraine will be EUR 15 million in 2018–2021. The support will be channelled to projects in the education and energy sectors. formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=372554&contentlan=2&culture=en-US, .

Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Mr. Raimundas Karoblis recognised the Crimean annexation to Russia

Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Mr. Raimundas Karoblis recognised the Crimean annexation to Russia.

Disproof

According to the Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania, Lithuania supports Ukraine in every possible and legally permitted form, including military support.

“It is yet another attempt to disseminate bold lies, to set partners against each other and to damage public trust in Lithuania’s support to Ukraine, as well as to discredit Lithuania in international arena,” Mr. R. Karoblis said. “The security and stability of Ukraine, and its ability to handle emerging threats successfully, has a very significant influence to the security situation of the entire region, therefore cooperation with Ukraine has been one of the key foreign and security policy priorities of Lithuania for a long time already - and it will remain that way, despite hostile efforts to diminish Lithuania’s support to Ukraine. Lithuania stands by the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and it will further support Ukraine’s aspirations of European and Euro-Atlantic integration just as it did.”