Disinfo: The West does not allow Georgia to conduct direct dialogue with Russia independently

Summary

The West does not allow Georgia to conduct direct dialogue with Russia independently.

Disproof

No evidence given. As a result of the full scale military aggression carried out by Russia against Georgia, occupation of its integral parts, Tskhinvali Region and Abkhazia, and recognition of their independence, Georgia cut diplomatic ties with the Russian Federation on September 2, 2008. The Geneva International Discussions were launched after the August 2008 war to ensure the implementation of the August 12, 2008, six-point ceasefire agreement. The Geneva International Discussions is the only format, which provides an opportunity for holding a dialogue with the representatives of Sokhumi and Tskhinvali. The Geneva International Discussions are co-chaired by UN, OSCE and EU and they involve the representatives from Georgia, Russia and the United States, as well as members of Georgian exiled administrations of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/10/2017
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  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, Russia
  • Keywords: West
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Explosions in Vinnitsa were organized by Ukrainian soldiers

The recent explosions in the munitions depot in Vinnitsa were organized by the Ukrainian soldiers themselves to cover up their traces. They have stolen a lot of weapons and try to escape responsibility in the face of the audit which might take place soon.

Disproof

TV Zvezda is a regular mouthpiece for pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/dependent-media-russias-military-tv-zvezda/, . Vladislav Seleznev, a spokesman for the Ukrainian general staff, stated that the military were investigating various possible causes of the fire. The SBU, the Ukrainian security service, said it suspected the fire was an act of sabotage. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/fire-ukraine-ammunition-depot-prompts-mass-evacuation/,

Numerous gangs consisting of Ukrainian soldiers are raiding the harvest

Gangs of ATO fighters are prowling all over the country [in Ukraine] and raiding the harvest of the farmers. They just steal the harvest.

Disproof

No evidence given. This summer, Ukraine recorded several raider attacks on farmers - the phenomenon that is widespread in all the former Soviet republics. There is however no evidence or record of those kind of raids being carried out by "participants of the Anti-Terror Operation" in Donbas.

There is no evidence that there are Russian tanks in Ukraine

There is no evidence that there are Russian tanks in Ukraine.The OSCE, Pentagon, Nato Headquarters, the Council of Europe and the Kiev court have never confirmed it.

Disproof

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe considers that the actions of the Russian Federation leading up to the annexation of Crimea, and in particular the military occupation of the Ukrainian territory and the threat of the use of military force, the recognition of the results of the illegal so-called referendum and subsequent annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation constitute, beyond any doubt, a grave violation of international law, including of the United Nations Charter and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Helsinki Final Act. website-pace.net/documents/10643/110596/20140410-Resolution1990-EN.pdf/57ba4bca-8f5f-4b0a-8258-66ca26f7117b, The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144158.pdf, At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border. www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm#, According to the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilize, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow. www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-144235-937, In August 2014, the Ukrainian Army seized 10 Russian armed paratroopers of the 331st regiment of the 98th division ‘Svir’ (military unit No 71211) near the Ukrainian village Zerkalny, the Donetsk region; in July 2017, Victor Ageyev, corporal of the Russian GRU (military secret service) unit was captured in the East of Ukraine. As for the tanks, according to Kyiv Russia has 20 times more of them in Ukraine now after 3 years war. For more information see nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-t-72b3-the-lethal-russian-tank-ukraine-fears-most-16500, or www.newsweek.com/russia-has-20-times-more-tanks-ukraine-after-three-years-war-says-kiev-654490, The exhibitions of Russian weapons captured by the Ukrainian Army in Donbas, including Russian tanks, are regularly held in the centre of Kyiv. Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015. www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/vladimir-putin-admits-russian-military-presence-ukraine,