Disinfo: Ukraine must give up on some of its territories

Summary

Ukraine must give up on the territories it gained during the Soviet era. While Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union, its territory grew by 150%. After the fall of the USSR, Ukraine did not register its borders at the UN, so it does not have official state borders in international law.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about Ukraine's territorial disintegration, questioning the country's statehood.

Ukraine's state borders are recognised by international actors, including Russia. In the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, for instance, the US, Russia, Britain committed themselves to “to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Hungarian, Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: USSR, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood
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In 1991 Lithuania needed “sacred victims”

Lithuania is denying the obvious. It could not recognise truth because during events of January 13, 1991, in Vilnius, it was the provocation of Lithuanian nationalist against people of Lithuania.

These events in Lithuania are interpreted as the arbitrariness of the Soviet army. But in these times Lithuania was not independent of USSR, its independence was not recognised by any other state.

Disproof

A recurring disinformation narrative about Independence movement of Lithuania and events of January 13, 1991.

Lithuania proclaimed independence on March 11, 1990. Moscow tried to foil the secession with an economic blockade. When that proved ineffective, Soviet troops still garrisoned in the capital Vilnius, attacked its TV broadcast tower and sole TV station, killing civilians standing as human shields there. The events of January 13, 1991, and the offences committed by the USSR troops have been extensively documented.