Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the events in Crimea in 2014 were not the main reason for the deterioration in relations between Moscow and Washington. As he noted, there was first a coup d’ etat in Ukraine and a seizure of power. From that moment on, the views and the relations between Russia and the new Ukrainian leadership became diametrically opposed. Then, the United States under President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Moscow after the events concerning the annexation of Crimea and bilateral relations worsened sharply.
Soros’s foundation, which wants to “exploit” the moment of violence in the US, shows the perversity of the billionaire’s plans. But the protests are aimed at removing Trump from power, which is why the money Soros is “donating” has a direct link to the US presidential elections later this year.
This is a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that the racial justice protests in the US are supported by George Soros. There is no evidence to prove that the protests in the United States were funded by someone or that they were controlled by someone in the shadows, with the goal of removing Trump. The protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. You can read more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation on the US racial justice protests, such as claims that the US riots are a Maidan-style plot to oust Trump; that the US is suffering from a colour revolution it used to support abroad; that far-left Democrat organisations supported by Soros aim to oust Trump; that the protests are a second Civil War; or that the protests are directly organised by George Soros.