Recurring Pro Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU, an attempt to shift responsibility for the deterioration of EU-Russian relations to the EU, diverting attention from Russia's aggressive policy toward neighbouring countries. EU-Russian relations have been strained since 2014 because of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, policies in the neighbourhood, disinformation campaigns and negative internal developments.
There was no anti-Russian coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests depicting the 2013-14 revolution as a coup d'état. Ukrainians spontaneously united against the actions of President Viktor Yanukovych after his government, due to pressure from Russia, refused to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union, which had taken seven years to negotiate.
It was Russia that annexed Crimea and continues to destabilise Ukraine, which was the reason for the EU and the US to impose sanctions on Russia. From the outset, the EU has supported Ukraine's territorial integrity, condemning the clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces. The EU has regularly renewed sanctions against Russia since 2014.
As stated by Josep Borrell this weekend:
"The Russian authorities did not want to seize this opportunity to have a more constructive dialogue with the EU. This is regrettable and we will have to draw the consequences, stated HV/VR Josep Borrel after his visit to Moscow. It seems that Russia is progressively disconnecting itself from Europe and looking at democratic values as an existential threat."
As for the discrimination of Russian-speakers in the Baltic countries, it's an unfounded and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative. Examples of the variations of these false claims include Baltic countries developing apartheid regimes; authorities introducing bans on the Russian language and discriminating Russian media.