Disinfo: Russia is not a party in the conflict in the East of Ukraine

Summary

It should be noted that Russia, contrary to the opinion of these observers, is not a party in the conflict in the East of Ukraine, but acts only as a guarantor of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Disproof

Recurring Kremlin narrative about a lack of evidence of the presence of Russian troops involved in war in the East of Ukraine.

There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February 2014 when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government".

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

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 148
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Hybrid war, War in Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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Disproof

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Disproof

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