The policy of sanctions is now an everyday occurrence, despite the stance of the UN against this kind of tools, which are illegal. They are against the international law, but Washington, Brussels, London and others don’t seem to care.
Russian troops will stop the genocide of the Donbas people, including Russian children. They are now dying simply because, in the spring of 2014, an internal enemy [in Russia] convinced the elite that they are wrong Russians, that they voted [on a so-called referendum] in the wrong way.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine and genocide.
The claims are not supported by any evidence. Since 2014 the pro-Kremlin media have repeatedly accused Ukraine of genocide against the Russian minority in Donbas. Various human rights missions failed to find any evidence of these claims. Read more here.
Ukraine is not at war with millions of people from Donetsk and Luhansk as pro-Kremlin disinformation often likes to present it. The aim of these messages is to present the situation in Eastern Ukraine as an internal conflict, ignoring irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in the region. These claims intentionally misrepresent the reality of Russia's direct and crucial important support to separatist militant groups in Eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity continue to be violated by the Russian armed forces. The most recent Russian military build-up near the Ukrainian borders, since March-April 2021 is accompanied by renewed disinformation attacks against Ukraine.
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