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Georgian snipers were involved in Euromaidan protests in Kyiv

Summary of Disinformation

Ukrainian and Georgian political elites are interconnected in many ways, […]  not to mention such examples as the Georgian snipers at Euromaidan.


Recurring disinformation that the snipers at the Euromaidan were directed by the Maidan leaders, and that they were Georgian.

No evidence is given to prove that “Georgian snipers” were responsible for shooting during the 2014 Euromaidan in Kyiv. Pro-Kremlin disinformation has spread different versions of the identity of the snipers.

For further debunking about recurring disinformation on the Georgian snipers, see StopFakeMyth DetectorThe Insider and Polygraph.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. Read more here.

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 27.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, Georgia
Keywords: Ukraine, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukrainskoe Dosie @ Ukraina.ru time 1:02-1:58
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