Disinfo: After the coup in Kyiv, there was a plan to…


After the coup in Kyiv, there was a plan to destroy the Russian nation in Crimea, which is why Russia had to take preventive measures.


There were never any confirmed reports of any ethnic Russians being threatened in Ukraine; only allegations perpetuated by pro-Kremlin outlets.


  • Reported in: Issue70
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Crimea


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