Disinfo: CIA has launched a campaign in Ukraine to organise a new coup d’etat


Ukrainian protests in support of the killer and radical Serhiy Sternenko, could very soon develop into a new revolution.  According to media reports the CIA has launched a powerful campaign in Ukraine. The main goal is a new coup d’etat and the removal of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives painting the Euromaidan as a coup d'etat and undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine.

The case of the activist Serhiy Sternenko, who fatally wounded one of his attackers several years ago and is now suspected of premeditated murder, caused a wide public response. There are protests in different Ukrainian cities, with various organisations, activists and citizens taking part in support of Sternenko. There is no evidence to suggest, however, that the CIA is involved.


  • Reported in: Issue 202
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Coup, CIA, Ukrainian statehood


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