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Kyiv is moving from a civil war to a terrorist war, Crimea was used by ISIS members as a hub

Summary of Disinformation

Kyiv is moving from a civil war to a terrorist war.

When Crimea belonged to Ukraine, IS members used it as their “rest and recuperation centre and transhipment hub”.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=

Further debunk on previous false claims on Ukraine's support to Daesh: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-isis-training-camps-in-southern-ukraine/

Background:

It was Russia that provoked the war in East of Ukraine, and it is not a civil war. See e.g. https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2016/11/20/international-criminal-court-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-is-a-crime-not-a-civil-war/#3c73124c7ddb

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144158.pdf
At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm#

According to the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilize, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow. http://www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-144235-937

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/vladimir-putin-admits-russian-military-presence-ukraine

The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and 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.

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Reported in: Issue 118
Date: 11.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine, Terrorism, Crimea, Daesh
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym, 1:30, 00:08
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