A coup d’état took place in Kyiv in 2013-2014, supported by the West.
All provocations and conflicts (in Donbas) are started by the Ukrainian army.
This statement is false. There have been dozens of bombings and numerous instances of shelling coming from the territories of so called Donetsk and Luhansk National Republics. This narrative is linked to a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian provocations and is also a piece of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) reports on ceasefire violations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in both government-controlled and non government-controlled parts.