The government of Ukraine illegally seized power of the country

Summary

The government of Ukraine illegally seized power of the country.

Disproof

The OSCE characterised the Ukrainian elections in 2014 as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process."bit.ly/2g9K0Mp,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup
  • Outlet: Miastok
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Russia is not fighting in Ukraine

Russia is not fighting in Ukraine.

Disproof

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.

Russia has not seized Ukrainian territory

Russia has not seized Ukrainian territory. Russia is not in Ukraine at all.

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, . UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it. bit.ly/1RZGnjo, . President Putin himself admitted to the presence of Russian “people there, who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” [aka soldiers] in December 2015 bit.ly/1kC94ch, and again in October 2016 bit.ly/2enbpt2, .

CNN constantly spreads fake news and propaganda, and Trump finally…

CNN constantly spreads fake news and propaganda, and Trump finally told them. The mainstream media has been forging fake news since 2001, including stories on Russian influencing attempts, Brexit, MH-17, Ukraine. CNN will start a counter-strike against Trump by spreading liberal-globalist propaganda and starting a smear campaign against him.

Disproof

No evidence presented for these claims. CNN is a core partner of the initiative to counter fake news called First Draft bit.ly/2jLWaNk, and they have no documented history of spreading fake news.