Disinfo: Hillary Clinton was behind the orchestrated toppling of Victor Yanukovych’s rule

Summary

Hillary Clinton was behind the orchestrated toppling of Victor Yanukovych’s rule in Ukraine and the interim government was set up by the US and used to start a conflict with Russia.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation.

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

The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 41
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Hillary Clinton, Coup, Euromaidan, Viktor Yanukovych
  • Outlet: Prvni zpravy
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Russia has not showed aggression towards Ukraine

Sanctions from USA and EU are unfair to Russia since it has not showed aggression towards Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about sanctions and lack of aggressive behaviour from Russia's side.

The EU has imposed sanctions on Russia and on certain entities and persons supporting Russia’s current policy and actions in Ukraine, following the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol as well at Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. See here for more background information.

Head of the Political Committee of the Polish Ministry of…

Head of the Political Committee of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Poland wants to reestablish friendly relations with Russia.

Disproof

Even the referenced pro-Kremlin website (ria.ru) uses a different wording, stating solely that Poland supports cooperation with Russia in general terms. (bit.ly/2csBWCb),