Disinfo: Russia did not annex Crimea in 2014, it was the…

Summary

Russia did not annex Crimea in 2014, it was the will of the people of Crimea.

Disproof

Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. Neither the EU nor the UN recognises it.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimea

Disclaimer

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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Disproof

No evidence given. Lug-info is well known for spreading pro-Kremlin and anti-Ukrainian disinformation.