Refugees from Donbass are running [only] to Russia because they…

Summary

Refugees from Donbass are running [only] to Russia because they cannot find salvation in Ukraine or the West.

Disproof

As of 28 August 2015, the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy had registered 1,459,226 IDPs in areas under government control. The vast majority fled eastern Ukraine while around 20,000 had fled Crimea (bit.ly/1s7iaLR), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Refugees, Donbas, The West
  • Outlet: Sergey Minaev's "Bolshinstvo", political talk show, 1:21:23
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Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered…

Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered place of residence for more than 30 days are liable to be fined from 17-51 hryvnia ($.70-2.00) per day.

Disproof

In the government resolution Segodnya.ua refers to there is no mention of any penalties for those who live in places other than their officially registered residence for more than 30 days (bit.ly/24Ioaj0), .

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea…

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea because for the first time in history Russia independently interpreted international law.

Disproof

The violation of international law is cannot be justified by its "alternative interpretation". Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations" (bit.ly/1rbGaE3), . The UN GA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum (bit.ly/1RZGnjo), .