There is a civil war in Ukraine and Russia has no role in it

Summary

There is a civil war in Ukraine and Russia has no role in it

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about war in Ukraine. https://www.euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=

It was Russia that provoked a war in Ukraine. For further debunking see https://www.euvsdisinfo.eu/report/russian-spring-civil-war-was-unleashed-in-east-of-ukraine-by-little-nazis-in-kyiv-after-a-coup/

The International Criminal Court believes that “there exists a sensible or reasonable justification for a belief that a crime falling within the jurisdiction of the Court ‘has been or is being committed’” within the Crimean and Donbas territories of Ukraine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2016/11/20/international-criminal-court-russias-invasion-of-ukraine-is-a-crime-not-a-civil-war/#705ee9a27ddb

Even Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/vladimir-putin-admits-russian-military-presence-ukraine

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 122
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: 60 minut @ Rossiya 1, time 17:22
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Disproof

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

Similarly, the previous revolution in Ukraine and the Georgian revolution were driven by the desire of the people, as confirmed in subsequent elections.

The supposed GRU agents arrested in the Netherlands were actually mere IT experts

In the Netherlands, the supposed GRU agents arrested outside the OPCW HQ were actually IT experts. They were checking the security of the Russian embassy’s communications, which had been bugged. That they were by the OPCW building is coincidence – the Russian embassy is just across the road.

Disproof

The Dutch authorities presented numerous evidence about the real identity of the GRU agents and the real purpose of their trip - like taxi receipts for the trip from the GRU building in Moscow to the airport, passport scans, and the specialist equipment which the GRU agents tried to destroy when they were caught. See e.g. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/04/netherlands-halted-russian-cyber-attack-on-chemical-weapons-body

The GRU duo went to Czech Republic not to follow Skripal, but to track Novichok, which the Czechs used to have

Suspected poisoners Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov went to the Czech Republic when Skripal could have been there. The British say they were tracking him – but maybe they were tracking the Novichok nerve agent, which Porton Down and the Czechs had.

Disproof

The Czech government has refused the claims from Russian sources that it would have produced Novichok. The nerve agent produced in the country was not the same.

Background:
Anatoly Chepiga and Aleksandr Mishkin (alleged Ruslan Boshirov and Aleksandr Petrov) visited Czech Republic in 2014 when Skripal was there as well. "It looks like the Russians had a group of people that followed Skripal long before the attempt to assassinate him," the publicly funded Czech radio station quoted one source as saying. See the English rereading of the Czech Radio report here.