DISINFO: Russian war of aggression against Ukraine in 2014 a myth
  • Outlet: RT Germany - YouTube (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 26, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): German
  • Reported in: Issue 143
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia
War in Ukraine

DISINFO: Russian war of aggression against Ukraine in 2014 a myth


The aggression that Russia is supposed to have waged against Ukraine in 2014 is a myth.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Russian aggression in Ukraine. Russia that started the war against Ukraine in 2014, violating Ukraine's territorial integrity and supporting and arming separatist groups in Eastern Ukraine. 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 More on the war in Ukraine here.


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