Disinfo: Americans bought Ukraine for some cookies, just like Manhattan from the Indians for some trinkets

Summary

All that was done by the current Ukrainian authorities is an anti-Russian project. It was meticulously prepared by the Western secret services. The history of implementing anti-Russian projects goes back 20 years.

Already 6 years go it was obvious who controlled Euromaidan protests. US vice president Joe Biden called Ukrainian president and told him to leave his post. US State Department employee Victoria Nuland was handing out cookies in the Maidan square. It was a good deal – the whole country for some pastries. Like in the past, when Manhattan was bought from the Indians for little trinkets.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in 2014.

The demonstrations that began in Kyiv in November 2013, called "Maidan" or "Euromaidan", emerged organically as a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn on the highly anticipated EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which had been under negotiation for seven years. The protests were followed by Presidential and parliamentary elections.

The claim that the US was behind the Euromaidan protests is also a recurring disinformation narrative. See previous disinformation cases alleging that the US has recognised Euromaidan as a coup controlled by US officials; and that Maidan was conceived by Washington to deploy its military in Crimea; and that US sponsored Maidan in 2014.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Euromaidan
  • Outlet: Izvestia Glavnoe @ 5 kanal [16:40 - 17:11]
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Maidan protests in Ukraine were staged, neo-Nazis and nationalists were behind them

After 6 years the video footage of Maidan protests looks differently: if in February 2014 young, inspired faces of students, believing in the European integration and ideals of freedom were beamed to the TV screens around the world, now the hands of puppet masters are obvious. And in the background there is an actual army of the Ukrainian revolution, – neo-Nazis and nationalists.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Euromaidan protests in 2014 in Ukraine.

The demonstrations that began in Kyiv in November 2013, called "Maidan" or "Euromaidan", emerged organically as a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn on the highly anticipated EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which had been under negotiation for seven years. The protests were followed by Presidential and parliamentary elections.

The goal of Maidan was to bring oligarchs to power

It has been 6 years since the Maidan coup in Ukraine. People were expecting Europe, freedom and heavenly manna, but instead got European slavery. And also a hike in crime, corruption and debts. Despite the rotation of government officials, nothing has changed in the country. But this was the goal of Maidan – to bring oligarchs to power and consolidate their position. Western puppet masters are behind this all.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan. 

The demonstrations that began in Kyiv in November 2013, called "Maidan" or "Euromaidan", emerged organically as a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn on the highly anticipated EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which had been under negotiation for seven years. The protests were followed by Presidential and parliamentary elections.

Belarusian opposition makes “kill lists” and smuggles arms from Ukraine

The Belarusian opposition promotes fascism by making “kill lists” and smuggles arms from Ukraine.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory and ungrounded claims aimed at discrediting the pro-Western democratic Belarusian opposition. This disinformation message is a modification of a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and destabilise the country.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the Belarusian opposition, civic activists and independent journalists make kill lists for Western security bodies, that the pro-Western Belarusian opposition prepares a revolution with the assistance of armed Ukrainian nationalists, and that the West has again ordered Belarusian opposition to take over power by force.