Disinfo: After the US-led violent coup against the legitimate government of…

Summary

After the US-led violent coup against the legitimate government of Ukraine, which Moscow did not want to accept, the West imposed a number of economic sanctions on Russia.

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), . The Yanukovych government
lost its legitimacy following the brutal crackdown it ordered
on peaceful protesters (bit.ly/1Tl9X7W), . The EU imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country (bit.ly/19wwzP3), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue21
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: West, Coup, The West, Sanctions

Disclaimer

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Karadžić’s verdict, handed down by the Hague tribunal, is unfair

Karadžić’s verdict, handed down by the Hague tribunal, is unfair.

Disproof

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was found guilty on 10 out of 11 charges brought by war crimes prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Karadžić was sentenced to 40 years in prison by U.N. judges (reut.rs/1T6P4NU), .