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Fake: UN General Assembly Committees Suspend Work in Protest of Russian Diplomats Visa Denial

Russian language site the The Insider reported last week that an article by Russia’s RIA Novosti entitled US Denies Visas for UN General Assembly to 18 Russian Diplomats, claims that American authorities would not issue visas to several members of the Russian delegation bound for New York to participate in the UN General Assembly Sessions.  The UN protested this US decision by stopping the work of two UN committees while

Fake: UN Crimea Resolution Lies about Repressions on the Peninsula

Since Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014, Russian media have been busy constructing their narrative about the happy haven that they claim Crimea is today. This narrative was rattled by a recent draft resolution  condemning human rights violations in Crimea approved by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues) of the UN General Assembly. Komsomolskaya Pravda, RT, the monarchist orthodox site Tsargrad and others complained that

Fake: UN Demands Ukraine Recognize Occupied Territory Documents

The publication of the 2017 United Nations Human Rights report for Ukraine last month immediately became fodder for Russian manipulation and disinformation. Komsomolskaya Pravda, DNR-Live, the Novorossia Information Agency all claim the United Nations are demanding that Ukraine officially recognize documents issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, while others such as Novostnoe Agentstvo Kharkova and Rossiyskyi Dialog go even further and declare that the UN is demanding

Fake: Ukraine Uses Video Game as Evidence in ICJ Suit against Russia

Russian newspaper Moskovskyi Komsomolets accused Ukraine of presenting a staged video as evidence at a hearing before the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague. “As proof, Ukraine demonstrated a video game seemingly showing Russia transporting heavy artillery for the militia” in eastern Ukraine, the newspaper writes. This spurious claim is not supported by any evidence, link or explanation. The hearing is part of Ukraine’s suit against Russia for

Fake: UN Security Council Refuses to Support Ukraine

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told RT that Ukraine received no support from UN Security Council members during a meeting devoted to the escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine in the region of Avdiivka. “They were supported by only the United Kingdom and the United States. The rest said that Minsk agreement must be carried out “, – Churkin said. Security Council members agreed that the conflict

Fake: UN Gives Russia Right to Seize Ukraine in 2014

This week Russian media site Polit Online published a story claiming that the United Nations, responding to a request by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych from 2014 calling for Russian troops to enter Ukraine, gave Russia permission to capture Ukraine. The source for this story is a Facebook post by Ukrainian Attorney General Yuriy Lutsenko in which he informs that the Ukraine’s United Nations office has received official copies of

Fake: UN Secretary-General launches tribunal proceedings against Poroshenko

The pro- Russian site Politnavigator has published a story claiming that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has begun preparations for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to be brought before a tribunal. Politnavigator’s source for this story is Denis Pushilin, the speaker of parliament of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic who said that Ban Ki-moon’s recent comments about the role of Russia in ending the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine ”create the

Fake: UN Criticizes Kyiv for 2014 Odessa Violence Investigation

Russia’s government daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta announced that the United Nations have criticized Ukraine’s investigation of the violent events in Odessa which claimed the lives of 48 people in May 2014. “Ukraine has made little progress in investigating the murders in the center of Kiev in the winter of 2014, and the tragedy at the Odessa Trade Union House” writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The publication cites the UN report on the

TASS: UN Concerned about Falling Ukrainian Standard of Living

Earlier this week scores of Russian media (Vzglyad, Euronews, Russkaya planeta, Nezavisimaya gazeta, Pronedra and others) disseminated a TASS story claiming that the UN is “concerned about the falling Ukrainian standard of living and insists that Ukraine provide social protection for its population”. According to TASS, Ivan Šimonović the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights made these claims during a recent briefing. The data TASS refers to is part of the

Fake: Kyiv Cuts Thousands of IDP Benefits

Russia’s national NTV channel aired a news story in early March claiming that Ukraine cut benefits of some 600,000 pensioners and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Citing the United Nations coordinator for humanitarian affairs, NTV reported that these benefits were “either suspended or completely eliminated”. Ren TV and Russian military television channel Zvezda also cited the United Nations document as their source in their versions of this fake story. The UN

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