Disinfo: The reason for the annexation of Crimea and the war…

Summary

The reason for the annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas is the desire of the inhabitants of these two Ukrainian regions to speak Russian.

Disproof

Repeating an already debunked myth. No state body of Ukraine and no official of this country disallowed the inhabitants of Crimea or Donbas to speak Russian.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue56
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas, Crimea

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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