Disinfo: Georgian authorities had more freedom under Soviet rule

Summary

Georgian authorities had more freedom under Soviet rule than the current [Georgian] authorities have from America. America does not allow these authorities to let Georgian citizens visit Russia without visas.

Disproof

Georgia is a sovereign country. It's up to Russia, not US, to decide if Georgian citizens need a visa to enter to Russia. georgia.mid.ru/home,

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  • Reported in: Issue 78
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/08/2017
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  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, US, Russia
  • Keywords: USSR, Visa liberalisation
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Crimea was reunited with Russia

Crimea was reunited with Russia.

Disproof

Russia violated international law as well as key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. The European Union does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law, which remains a challenge to the international security order. This position is based on the UN Charter, which clearly states that the territory of a State cannot be acquired by another State resulting from the threat or use of force, as well as on the Helsinki Final Act in which the signatories declared their intention to respect the inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity: bit.ly/2d9uXT9, .

US Special Envoy says Russia seeks to freeze conflict in Eastern Ukraine

US Special Envoy says Russia seeks to freeze conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

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After a visit to eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker described the situation there as a “hot war.” He added that separatists “under Russian command and control” have been firing at ceasefire monitors and obstructing their work. According to the FT, Volker stated that Russia seemed prepared to “live with” the status quo in the conflict-plagued region, adding that he did not think the situation there was “working out very well” for Moscow. “There is a cost to Russia internationally being in the Donbas, the sanctions as well as politically,” he told the newspaper. “And frankly that situation is going to get worse over time, not better. A situation where Russia is going to be frozen out of diplomatic relationships, of economic relationships, because of this, is certainly not something that Russia would want. I think they have got to make their own choice, their own calculations.” Further debunking: www.polygraph.info/a/russia-seeks-to-freeze-conflict-in-ukraine/28720393.html,