Disinfo: The US and EU organized a coup in Ukraine to overthrow legally elected government


Washington and Brussels directly violated the Helsinki Accords by organizing a coup in Kyiv and the overthrow of the legally elected government in Ukraine in 2013-2014.


There was no coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests, depicting the 2013-14 revolution as a coup d'état and laying responsibility for the ensuing Russian aggression on the US and EU.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was not provoked from outside, rather, it was a reaction from several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013, after pressure from Russia.

The West did not interfere in Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

See similar disinformation claims in our database that there was a coup by nationalist extremists and fascists in Ukraine sponsored by US; that in 2014, the US and EU-backed Maidan Putsch took place in Ukraine; that EU supported anti-constitutional and anti-Russian coup d’etat in Ukraine; that the Ukrainian revolution was well-planned from abroad and that Euromaidan was an illegal armed coup.