Disinfo: Crimea decided its own fate

Summary

Crimea decided its own fate. All the world supported Russia; China and India supported Russia.

Disproof

The international community, including China and India, refused to recognize the annexation of Crimea: see UN GA Resolution A/RES/68/262 adopted on March 27, 2014, on the territorial integrity of Ukraine. China and India abstained from voting. www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47443&Cr=ukraine&Cr1=#.Wci_xmcdiEB, The resolution states that the referendum in Crimea that led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia “has no validity". Beijing has not imposed sanctions on Russia, but it has also refrained from backing Russia. China has repeatedly stated since 2014 that "On the issue of Ukraine, China has adopted an objective and just position. We respect Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity." www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-ukraine/china-premier-says-respects-ukraine-integrity-wont-be-drawn-on-crimea-idUSKBN0MB05220150315, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/09/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, India, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Crimea, Referendum
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Disinfo: Ukraine is deepening the seabed for a NATO fleet at the Sea of Azov

Ukraine is deepening the seabed for the NATO fleet at the Sea of Azov.

Disproof

No evidence given. The disinformation refers to "local journalists" and their reports that do not exist. There is only a short note on the website of the Ukrainian Ministry for Infrastructure confirming the deepening the seabed. There are no grounds to link it to NATO. mtu.gov.ua/news/29090.html, Further debunking: theins.ru/antifake/71064,