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US Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson claimed that there is no connection between the lifting of sanctions against Russia and the status of Crimea.

Summary of Disinformation

US Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson claimed that there is no connection between the lifting of sanctions against Russia and the status of Crimea.

Disproof

Mr. Tillerson claimed that "the United States sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered our sanctions“. According to the US Department of State the annexation of Crimea (“violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine“) is one of the reasons why sanctions were applied: bit.ly/2j5L3va

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Reported in: Issue 66
Date: 02.04.2017
Language: Czech
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
Keywords: Rex Tillerson, Sanctions, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: aeronet.cz
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