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The annexation of Crimea was necessary because the new Ukrainian authorities had planned to attack the base of the Russian fleet in Sevastopol and start a war against Russia.

Summary of Disinformation

The annexation of Crimea was necessary because the new Ukrainian authorities had planned to attack the base of the Russian fleet in Sevastopol and start a war against Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. 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, . So this was clearly not a case of preventing the escalation of a conflict which had not even started.

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Reported in: Issue 59
Date: 15.02.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym @ Rossiya-1 (1:22:18)
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