Russia has not violated international law

Summary

Russia has not violated international law. The only thing Russia has violated is the “new world order” established by the US and its satellites, including Estonia. Neither Russia nor other sovereign states can cope with this unwritten world order. The US and Europe are unable to refer to any article allegedly violated by Russia because this article does not exist and often times Europe and Russia mean different things under the notion of international law.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory on "The New World Order", presented without evidence. In fact, Russia violated international law when it launched the military aggression against Georgia in 2008, committed crimes against humanity and war crimes on the territory of Georgia, constantly violates the six-point ceasefire agreement between Russia and Georgia, annexed Crimea in 2014, attacked Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait in 2018, expropriated the assets of a Ukrainian oil company in the territory of Crimea, failed to declare its own Novichok production facilities and delays in destroying stockpiles of other chemical weapons. These violations were accompanied by the usual disinformation narratives. 

Several other examples of disinformation narratives are available below:

  1. Russia carried out a peacekeeping mission in Georgia in 2008.
  2. Crimea reunited with Russia through a democratic referendum.
  3. Ukrainian naval vessels violated the Russian border in Kerch Strait.
  4. Contradictory and different narratives about the Skripal poisoning can be found here.

More about the violations of the certain articles of international law by Russia is available here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: International Law
  • Outlet: Sputnik Georgia
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“Big brothers” in Europe and beyond knocked down the Austrian Chancellor with a “Russian card”

It is dangerous to run for leadership positions in the EU. Those who dared to show ambition were sent to knock-out with a “Russian card”. Just before the European Elections Austrian Chancellor is facing a no-confidence vote because of the scandalous video involving the vice-chancellor. […]

A scandalous video was not an accident, it was released simultaneously by two German newspapers, the source of the video is not disclosed, the face of a blond woman is blurred out. Strange coincidence – half a year ago Austria media reported that a large Russian spy network is allegedly working in Vienna. The source: German intelligence, who later said they received the information from the Brits. […]

The Austrian government resigned, experts are installed instead of ministers, and Kurz was shown he made a wrong bet. Austria with Kurz was the odd one out: supported the Nord Stream II, hosted Russian politicians at the highest level, offered itself as a ground for talks between Europe and Russia, and did not oust Russian diplomats. Kurz obviously wanted to play a unique role in Europe, and that was unacceptable for big brothers – not only in Europe.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Russophobia and deep state.

There is no evidence of Strache-campaign being part of an international master-plan against Austria or its chancellor.

European deep state murdered the pioneer of Austrian right-wing movement and set up trap for Strache

In Europe, the “deep state” is no less serious than in the US, although it is more refined. The fate of the late Jörg Haider, the pioneer of the right wing movement in Austria, whose Volkswagen flew off the road for an unknown reason in October 2008, is a clear confirmation of this.

It is obvious that the whole story of the production and publication of the compromising video [implicating former vice-Chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache] most likely did not go without the intervention of one of the European special services.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with recurring disinformation narrative of a "deep state".

The police investigation ruled out foul play or technical glitches a day after the crash of Jörg Haider's car. Alcohol and speeding were involved.

The US does not want peace in Ukraine

The US does not want peace in Donbas. Unlike the US, Europe is a civilised political space and does not need an armed conflict in the area. In order to settle the problems in east Ukraine, the country must leave the American political arena and move towards Europe.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the US destabilising the world. Both Kyiv and Washington have stated that only the Minsk agreements can stop the war and ensure peace in this region.The US has called on Russia to cease hostilities and institute a full and comprehensive ceasefire, including cancelling illegal sham elections it is organizing in the Russia-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine.

The US is firmly committed to supporting Ukrainian security and stability. The US has contributed funding and personnel to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) that is monitoring and providing daily reporting, particularly in the conflict regions in the east.