Disinfo: The new Czech Centre for countering terrorism and hybrid threats will be the Governtment’s censorship body

Summary

The new Czech Ministry of Interior’s Centre for countering terrorism and hybrid threats is going to be the government’s censorship body.

Disproof

The new Centre will be tasked with monitoring the disinformation efforts in the Czech republic, proposing legislative or countermeasures and spread awareness among the public.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 49
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: Hybrid war, Censorship, Terrorism
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Putin: Respect the choice of the residents of Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the choice of the Crimean residents who voted for reunification with Russia should be respected avoiding double standards. Putin recalled that more than 90% of Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia.

Disproof

Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure. This so-called referendum was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it.

Unlike the US, Russia recognizes the sovereignty of other countries

Unlike the US, Russia recognizes the right of any other country to exist as a sovereign state.

Disproof

Contradicted not least by Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine. 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. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 68/262, adopted on 27 March 2014 and supported by 100 states, clearly says that Russia's actions in the peninsula as well as the referendum held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea violate international law.