Disinfo: Euromaidan was a coup d’etat of the Right Sector and Ukrainian Nazis, supported by the CIA and Poland


The 2014 uprising in Ukraine known as Euromaidan was a coup d’etat conducted by the Right Sector (Pravyi Sektor) and followers of Nazi Stepan Bandera, sponsored by the CIA and the Polish government.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that claims Euromaidan was a coup, organized by Nazis and foreign states.

The protest movement  known as Euromaidan, which lasted from the end of November 2013 until the end of February 2014, was a genuine uprising of the Ukrainian people against the government of former President Yanukovych who, with a U-turn decision, decided not to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union that he had promised for years.

The role of the nationalist forces was marginal. Euromaidan was a civic initiative. The insignificance of the "Right Sector" is evident from the election results – their candidate received 0.7% of the vote in the May 2014 presidential elections, and the party received 1.8% of the vote in the October 2014 parliamentary elections.

For more disinformation cases about Euromaidan see here.



  • Reported in: Issue147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Stepan Bandera, Coup, Euromaidan, CIA, Right Sector


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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