Disinfo: Russia is still a friendly, sovereign country that respects international...

Summary

Russia is still a friendly, sovereign country that respects international law.

Disproof

Russia's actions in Ukraine are a clear violation of international law. 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, . UNGA 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, .

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  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: Sovereignty, International Law
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Disproof

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Disproof

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