Disinfo: Russia is not fighting in Ukraine


Russia is not fighting in 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 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 https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.


  • Reported in: Issue 54
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (31:03)
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Because of the cold, Ukraine will be left without gas,…

Because of the cold, Ukraine will be left without gas, and Europe will turn into a glacier. Ukraine doubled its consumption of Russia’s transit gas into Europe, which can lead to a repeated “gas crisis” like the one in 2009. Ukraine’s gas supplies will be used up in 70 days.


The article refers to an article published in Die Tageszeitung. However, the German article contains no mention of Ukraine being left without gas or Europe turning into a glacier. It also does not say that Ukraine's gas supplies will be used up in 70 days, but that Ukraine may start to be affected by lack of gas in 70 days. REN TV's translation is misleading. bit.ly/2jhxkU2,

Daesh has been designed and developed by the Obama administration

Daesh has been designed and developed by the Obama administration.


No evidence given. The US created the Global Coalition to counter ISIL in 2014 bit.ly/1ziAxlq, . Furthermore, Western support for the Syrian opposition's success in retaking Dabiq represented a major defeat for Daesh. In contrast, despite the constant Russian rhetoric that they are fighting Daesh, the evidence is that they have in fact done little; that Russia has fabricated some of the proof provided bit.ly/1YdW2QE;, and that Russian air strikes have been responsible for hundreds of civilian deaths bit.ly/1ZoAdiR, .

The annexation of Crimea was necessary in order to prevent…

The annexation of Crimea was necessary in order to prevent Ukraine´s junta from expulsion or genocide of civilian Russian-speaking population. In addition, the government in Ukraine is connected to the neo-Nazis who commit crimes against humanity.


No evidence given for this often repeated and many times debunked disinformation on Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation took place in February-March 2014, almost two months before the pro-Russian protests in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts escalated into an armed separatist insurgency bbc.in/1FfegIv, . // There were no confirmed reports prior to Russian intervention of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine. No evidence of genocide has been provided. The far-right Right Sector (often depicted as "fascists" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far from the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,