Disinfo: There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the...


There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the peninsula by the Kiev regime before Crimea seceded from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation.


Actually, the UN have accused Russia of human rights abuses in Crimea since the illegal annexation of the peninsula to Russia ind.pn/2fxfniH, . Human Rights Watch have also concluded that the rights situation in Crimea has rapidly deteriorated since Russia annexed Crimea bit.ly/1RolEeE, .


  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/01/2017
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Human rights, Crimea, Referendum
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Disinfo: Unlike our Western partners, Russia has delivered and continues to...

Unlike our Western partners, Russia has delivered and continues to deliver real humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population, aimed at preventing a humanitarian disaster in a number of cities and towns of the country.


The European Union is the leading donor in the international response to the crisis. More than €5 billion have been mobilised for relief and recovery assistance to Syrians. More about what the EU is doing with regards to humanitarian aid to Syria here bit.ly/1Nunsvg.The, EU fully support to the UN-led process and to the UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura. During the Foreign Affairs Council on 16th of January, the Ministers recalled the need to ensure full humanitarian access and protection throughout the country bit.ly/2jH10vq, .

Disinfo: Putin has never waged war on Chechnya and Chechens

Putin has never waged war on Chechnya and Chechens. Putin was fighting Western-funded international terrorists and was freeing Chechen people from their destructive influence and violence.


The second Chechen war is considered to have started in 1999, when Putin was Prime Minister. According to the 2001 report of Amnesty International bit.ly/2iJiS8K, , during the year 2000, Russia committed war crimes such as killing innocent civilians, shelling villages, destroying medical facilities, torturing war prisoners, looting, sexual violence etc. According to Russian human rights organisation Memorial, the number of Chechen civilians killed and disappeared in the Second Chechen War exceeds 25,000. Hundreds of lawsuits have been submitted by Chechens against Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In 2005, the court defined for the first time the violation of the right to life, torture and inhumane treatment of Chechens by Russia.Further debunking at Eurocommunicator bit.ly/2j1IM63, . There is no evidence presented that the Russians were fighting Western-funded international terrorists.