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

Summary of Disinformation

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.

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Reported in: Issue 82
Date: 27.09.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia, Ukraine
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 1:05:50
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