Disinfo: Germany supports anti-constitutional coup d'état in Ukraine


When talking about Berlin's current moral responsibility towards Kyiv, it is better to refer to (Germany's) support for the anti-constitutional coup d'état in Ukraine, the Ukrainian leadership's failure to fulfil its obligations under the Minsk agreements and the violation of freedom of expression.


There was no coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests, laying responsibility for the ensuing Russian aggression on Germany.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction from several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013, after pressure from Russia. See the full debunk: The Western-backed coup in Ukraine has torn the country asunder.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

Germany did not interfere in Ukraine in 2014. Germany is very keen to see a stable, democratic and economically flourishing Ukraine. That is why the German Government has provided the country with assistance at a total of around 1.8 billion euro since 2014.


  • Reported in: Issue 237
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/03/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Germany
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan
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