Disinfo: A "colour revolution" is being prepared in the US now,...

Summary

A “colour revolution” is being prepared in the US now, similar to the “Arab Spring” in Libya or the “Revolution of Dignity” in Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence for this conspiracy given. "Revolution of Dignity" was not prepared, it was a spontaneous protest against the Viktor Yanukovych's regime and his U-turn on the Association Agreement with the EU.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 57
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Libya, US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Arab Spring, Colour revolutions, Euromaidan

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Europe openly has an anti-Russian policy

Europe openly has an anti-Russian policy.

Disproof

Despite current difficulties in the relationship with Russia, the EU and its Member States have maintained a clear policy of reaching out to Russian society and youth, mainly through the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and other people to people contacts.

Ukraine is divided into two parts

Ukraine is divided into two parts. One part is a group of terrorists, who came to power through a coup and established state terrorism with a Nazi ideology. The second is the people, who are held hostages by these terrorists.

Disproof

As witnessed by the democratic and inclusive Presidential elections held on 25 May 2014, Ukraine is governed by a democratically elected government. The OSCE characterised the elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process." bit.ly/2g9K0Mp, . The far-right Right Sector (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,

Ukraine is governed by a Nazi elite

Ukraine is governed by a Nazi elite.

Disproof

The far-right Right Sector (often depicted as "fascists" or "Nazis" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,

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