Wide use of force by the Ukrainian army aimed at rocking the boat ahead of the World Cup and the warming in relations between Russia and Germany

Summary

Wide use of force by the Ukrainian army aimed at rocking the boat ahead of the World Cup and the warming in relations between Russia and Germany.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression against Russia and on World Cup. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=world+cup&disinfo_issue=&date=,

More on the fighting in Eastern Ukraine: www.rferl.org/a/29241384.html,

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf

For further debunking see https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: World Cup, War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: 60 minut @Rossiya 1, 33:00
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Russia will not stay on the sidelines if Ukraine starts carrying out a genocide against its own, Ukrainian, population in Donbas

Russia will not stay on the sidelines if Ukraine starts carrying out a genocide against its own, Ukrainian, population in Donbas.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=,

No evidence given for a threat of genocide in Ukraine. The word genocide is frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_language%5B%5D=rus&date= but it seldom corresponds to the actual definition of a genocide http://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/genocide.html

Russia is not a party to the conflict in Donbas

Russia is not a party to the conflict in Donbas. Russia is not involved in the fighting.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=,

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf