Strana.ua went nuts again. Some news appeared on the publication’s website, which quickly spread on Facebook and Ukrainian and Russian landfill resources. The information is about sorting and evaluating people living in Crimea according to the degree of their guilt before Ukraine.
MESSAGE: “They want to introduce a bill in the Rada on sorting people of Crimea according to the degree of guilt before Ukraine!”
In December 2020, the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine published a draft of the draft law “On State Policy in Transition.” The document was placed so that the public could read the text, and experts in the field made their suggestions. In particular, they compiled the list of those who can send recommendations by January 29, 2021 by e-mail. For example, experts, local authorities, scientists, international organizations, etc.
After that, the document was to be finalized and sent to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for consideration.
On February 3, 2021, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center held a press conference on “Modern challenges in assessing the actions of collaborators and sanctions policy.” Representatives of the center noted that the bill motivated them to develop a classification of forms of cooperation with the occupying authorities of Crimea, which, in their opinion, could be useful for Ukraine and other countries.
However, it was not about sorting and does not apply to all residents of Crimea, but about the method and expediency of applying personal sanctions to those who cooperated with the occupation authorities. The speakers stated that they had sent their work to the Ministry, but there was no information about the Ministry’s conclusions on the methodology.
- So, the news that the Rada plans to introduce a bill on sorting Crimean residents according to the degree of guilt before Ukraine is manipulation and propaganda.
- The emotional headline of the viral messages is aimed at exacerbating the conflict, but the developed methodology of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center is not a separate bill and there is no information that it was included in the existing project of the Ministry.
Author: Veronica Khorolska