Disinfo: More than 30 Ukrainian soldiers have deserted in the last…


More than 30 Ukrainian soldiers have deserted in the last week.


No evidence given. The information comes from the Head of LPR Militia Colonel Oleg Anaschenko in the well known pro-Kremlin outlet "Miastok".


  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Military


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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Russia is not fighting in Ukraine

Russia is not fighting in 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 https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.

Russia has not seized Ukrainian territory

Russia has not seized Ukrainian territory. Russia is not in Ukraine at all.


Russia violated international law as well as key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. This position is based on the UN Charter, which clearly states that the territory of a State cannot be acquired by another State resulting from the threat or use of force, as well as on the Helsinki Final Act in which the signatories declared their intention to respect the inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity.

UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it.

CNN constantly spreads fake news and propaganda, and Trump finally…

CNN constantly spreads fake news and propaganda, and Trump finally told them. The mainstream media has been forging fake news since 2001, including stories on Russian influencing attempts, Brexit, MH-17, Ukraine. CNN will start a counter-strike against Trump by spreading liberal-globalist propaganda and starting a smear campaign against him.


No evidence presented for these claims. CNN is a core partner of the initiative to counter fake news called First Draft bit.ly/2jLWaNk, and they have no documented history of spreading fake news.