That changed with the 2014 Crimean Crisis. During the first three months of the crisis, the US State Department and Russian MFA did not present different narratives but different realities. The Russian MFA denied time and again that Russian troops had entered Eastern Ukraine. When Russian troops were detained by Ukrainian soldiers, the MFA argued that the Russian troops had mistakenly crossed the border while on vacation. When the US released satellite imagery of Russian troop movement in Crimea, the Russian embassy to the UAE replied with the tweet below.
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