Disinfo: The West understands very well that Crimean issue has been finally resolved

Summary

Crimea is part of Russia, it will never become either Ukrainian or anything else. The President of Ukraine, and many politicians in the West, understand this very well. People in Western Europe also clearly understand that the Crimean issue has finally been resolved.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and its progressive recognition in the world. No international body recognises the so-called referendum, announced on 27 February 2014, and held on 16 March 2014 amid the presence of Russian troops. On the date of its announcement, the 27th of March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Territorial integrity of Ukraine”, stating that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. On 17 December 2018, the UN General Assembly confirmed its non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea. 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. This position is based on the UN Charter, which clearly states that the territory of a State cannot be acquired by another State resulting from the threat or use of force, as well as on the Helsinki Final Act in which the signatories declared their intention to respect the inviolability of frontiers and territorial integrity. In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. On the 5th anniversary of Crimea's annexation, the EU reiterated its position of non-recognition of illegal annexation and declared that it continues to stand in full solidarity with Ukraine, supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity. See similar cases claiming that Crimea issue is closed and Trump and his colleagues do not argue with the referendum’s results.

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  • Reported in: Issue 175
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/11/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: illegal annexation, West, Crimea
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Disproof

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Disproof

No evidence given. A recurring narrative about US control and an ”existing” US or EU oligarchy, aiming to influence sovereigns states authorities in Eastern Europe. Read similar cases claiming that Maia Sandu is supervised by the CIA and that the EU is an oligarchic entity. Maia Sandu is a former prime minister of Moldova, a leader of Moldovan opposition pro-European party, that was at the power between June 2019 and October 2019. Her government program that involved combating corruption and reforming justice, was supported by the US and EU and also by Russia. There is no evidence confirming that Maia Sandu is part or represents transnational oligarchy. Vladimir Plahotniuc is an ex-leader of the former power party (Democratic Party of Moldova), now pursued for usurpation of power, who left the country in June 2019, after power has changed. He owns many businesses in Moldova, including media.