Ukraine is governed by a junta

Summary

Ukraine is governed by a junta.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. Ukraine's President Poroshenko was elected on 25 May with a clear majority in a vote which the OSCE characterized as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." The current parliament was elected on 26 October in a vote which the OSCE characterized as "an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms" (bit.ly/1Tdu8Qw), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 25
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Junta
  • Outlet: riafan.ru
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Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered…

Ukrainians who live in places other than their officially registered place of residence for more than 30 days are liable to be fined from 17-51 hryvnia ($.70-2.00) per day.

Disproof

In the government resolution Segodnya.ua refers to there is no mention of any penalties for those who live in places other than their officially registered residence for more than 30 days (bit.ly/24Ioaj0), .

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea…

The US reacted sharply to the annexation of the Crimea because for the first time in history Russia independently interpreted international law.

Disproof

The violation of international law is cannot be justified by its "alternative interpretation". Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations" (bit.ly/1rbGaE3), . The UN GA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum (bit.ly/1RZGnjo), .