Disinfo: The West and US use the issue of human rights…

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: West, Human rights, Destabilising Russia, The West

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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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Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered…

Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered place of residence for more than 30 days are liable to be fined from 17-51 hryvnia ($.70-2.00) per day.

Disproof

In the government resolution Segodnya.ua refers to there is no mention of any penalties for those who live in places other than their officially registered residence for more than 30 days (bit.ly/24Ioaj0), .

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea…

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea because for the first time in history Russia independently interpreted international law.

Disproof

The violation of international law is cannot be justified by its "alternative interpretation". Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations" (bit.ly/1rbGaE3), . The UN GA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum (bit.ly/1RZGnjo), .