Disinfo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine acknowledged that Ukraine has lost Crimeans forever


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine acknowledged that Ukraine has lost the Crimeans forever. Ukraine needs to fight not for the Crimean population, but for the territory itself because the people receive Russian information and do not have access to Ukrainian propaganda. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in the interview with “Krym.Realii”.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the annexation of Crimea.

There was never a statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in the interview with “Krym.Realii” that Ukraine has "lost" the inhabitants of Crimea. He also did not say that "there is no need for Kyiv to fight for the population of the peninsula." According to Kuleba, it is difficult for Kyiv to fight for human consciousness in Crimea because the authorities do not have physical access there.


  • Reported in: Issue 205
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: illegal annexation, Crimea


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