Disinfo: Russia will not stay on the sidelines if Ukraine starts carrying out a genocide against its own, Ukrainian, population in Donbas

Summary

Russia will not stay on the sidelines if Ukraine starts carrying out a genocide against its own, Ukrainian, population in Donbas.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=,

No evidence given for a threat of genocide in Ukraine. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date= but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide http://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html

More on the fighting in Eastern Ukraine: www.rferl.org/a/29241384.html,

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

For further debunking see https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Genocide, War in Ukraine

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Russia is not a party to the conflict in Donbas

Russia is not a party to the conflict in Donbas. Russia is not involved in the fighting.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=,

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

Ukraine to launch a large-scale offensive in Donbas during the World Cup

Ukraine to launch a large-scale offensive in Donbas during the World Cup to provoke a humanitarian disaster and an exodus of the population. The goal is to create a situation that by autumn will allow Ukraine to push through the idea of bringing in an international contingent by branding Russia a party to the conflict and an aggressor.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence of any war preparations.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression against Russia and on World Cup. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=world+cup&disinfo_issue=&date=,