The Luhansk People’s Republic opened an embassy in Austria

Summary

The Luhansk People’s Republic opened an embassy in Austria.

Disproof

The "Luhansk People's Republic" is not a recognized country, it cannot open embassies. Even the head of the Vienna office calls it a "contact point".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 39
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Austria
  • Keywords: LPR
  • Outlet: Hídfő
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Russia has not showed aggression towards Ukraine

Sanctions from USA and EU are unfair to Russia since it has not showed aggression towards Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about sanctions and lack of aggressive behaviour from Russia's side.

The EU has imposed sanctions on Russia and on certain entities and persons supporting Russia’s current policy and actions in Ukraine, following the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol as well at Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. See here for more background information.

Head of the Political Committee of the Polish Ministry of…

Head of the Political Committee of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Poland wants to reestablish friendly relations with Russia.

Disproof

Even the referenced pro-Kremlin website (ria.ru) uses a different wording, stating solely that Poland supports cooperation with Russia in general terms. (bit.ly/2csBWCb),