Disinfo: After the military coup in Kyiv, Ukraine became an enemy…

Summary

After the military coup in Kyiv, Ukraine became an enemy state for Russia, controlled by Washington.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . Ukraine's President Poroshenko was elected on 25 May with a clear majority in a vote which the OSCE characterized 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" (bit.ly/1Tdu8Qw), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue27
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Puppets, Coup

Disclaimer

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Georgia will have to give up its territorial integrity in exchange for NATO membership.

Disproof

Untrue. NATO membership is not tied to such requirements. Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty has been violated by the Russian Federation, not NATO.