Disinfo: Part of Ukraine is a Russian territory with a population that has nothing in common with Ukraine

Summary

A part of Ukraine is a Russian land that has never belonged to Ukraine and the people who live there do not have any connection to Ukraine.

Disproof

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukrainian citizens are citizens of Ukraine, not Russia. Russia has no right to claim them or to legislate for them.
The territorial sovereignty of Ukraine that includes the Ukrainian jurisdiction over Crimea also, has been recognized by the international community and enshrined in relevant UN resolutions.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 82
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Daesh has seized the territory of Syria under the leadership of the US

Seventy percent of Syria’s territory was captured by the Daesh fighters under the US leadership. Russia has driven them away. The US is sponsoring Daesh.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The US is leading the global coalition to defeat Daesh. www.inherentresolve.mil/campaign/,
U.S.-backed militias are fighting the Daesh in its former Syrian headquarters of Raqqa. Islamic State has lost much of its territory in Syria this year under separate offensives by the SDF (US-backed militias under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces) and the Russia-backed Syrian military. www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa/syrian-militias-aim-to-push-islamic-state-out-of-raqqa-within-a-month-idUSKCN1C01RZ,
Background on the fight against Daesh: www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/eastern-mediterranean/syria/b053-fighting-isis-road-and-beyond-raqqa,