Disinfo: Russia helps to resolve the internal conflict in Ukraine

Summary

Moscow will do everything in its power to help overcome the internal Ukrainian crisis on the basis of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Disproof

One of the most common disinformation narratives about the "conflict" in Donbas, claiming that Russia has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014 and at successive summits since then, NATO leaders condemned Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine in the strongest terms and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia complies with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border.

In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine.

Read similar narratives about Ukraine's role in the conflict and the Minsk Agreements.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 179
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: TASS, riafan.ru, Rossiyskaya gazeta, Izvestiya, RIA.ru, news.ru
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Disproof

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Disproof

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