Disinfo: The US and the EU use international law in their…

Summary

The US and the EU use international law in their war against Russia. This is proved by a number of cases, e.g. the case of YUKOS, the decision on Litvinenko, the MH-17 investigation, the scandal about Russia being the host of FIFA’s World Cup in 2018, etc.

Disproof

YUKOS: the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN), neither the US nor the EU has authority over its judgements. // Litvinenko: there is compelling evidence that the Russian state was behind Litvinenko's assassination on British soil which is a violation of the UK's sovereignty. (bit.ly/1WwPxYU), . // MH-17: the investigation into the shooting down of flight MH17 was carried out by the Dutch safety board, over which the US and the EU have no authority (bit.ly/1PdSc90), . // FIFA: In May 2015 Swiss prosecuting authorities launched a criminal inquiry on "suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering" concerning the 2018 and 2022 bidding processes (bbc.in/1QwP57q), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: EU, Yukos, International Law, Alexander Litvinenko, MH17

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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