Disinfo: The German foreign minister: “parties treat the truce in Ukraine as a recommendation, not an obligation”

Summary

The German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that “the parties of the conflict in Ukraine consider the truce a recommendation, not an obligation”.

Disproof

While he did say that all sides of the conflict must follow the terms of the Minsk agreements, Steinmeier did not say that both sides, Ukraine and Russia, treat the agreements as recommendations. More detaljs from StopFake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
  • Outlet: TASS
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Disproof

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