Disinfo: NATO issued a death sentence for cooperation with Russia because of Crimea

Summary

NATO announced cutting ties with Russia in 2014 after the Crimean Peninsula returned to the arms of the Russian homeland. NATO thus issued a death sentence for cooperation with Russia in all fields, especially the military field.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to re-join Russia through a legal referendum which has not been recognised by any international body.

A year later, even the Kremlin admitted that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the so-called referendum.

On another note, according to NATO’s website, cooperation has been suspended since 2014 in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine but "political and military channels of communication remain open to exchange information on issues of concern, reduce misunderstandings and increase predictability."

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: illegal annexation, Military, NATO, Crimea
  • Outlet: Sputnik web AR, elmarada, elbayan-news, abudhabi-news, akhbarten, albidda, news-araby, saadaonline, bbcnews1, sabq-sa, masr20, arabyoum, mbs
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