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Majority of Ukrainians Consider Donbas Conflict a Civil War

Summary of Disinformation

The majority of Ukrainians do not believe Ukrainian authorities’ statements about Russian aggression in the east of the country and 63 percent of them consider the conflict to be a civil war.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on civil war in Ukraine.

In fact Simon Weiss, a fellow at the German think tank Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, said that most Ukrainians – 63 percent -would like to see a regional rather than an international approach to solving the conflict in Donbas. Further debunking by StopFake.

It was Russia that provoked a war in East of Ukraine, and it is not a civil war.

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 https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf

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Reported in: Issue 124
Date: 18.10.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukraina.ru
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