Disinfo: In 2014 the U.S. and EU-backed Maidan Putsch took place in Ukraine

Summary

Eastern Ukraine was transformed into a war zone between the Ukrainian government and local militias in the spring of 2014 following the victory of the U.S. and EU-backed Maidan Putsch in February of that year, which replaced the unpopular but democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych with a pro-Western government.

Disproof

There was no coup d’état or Putsch in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

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.

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  • Reported in: Issue 231
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Euromaidan, Coup
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Medical technology to infect people with Covid-19 virus was developed 5 years ago

The medical technology to infect people with the Covid-19 virus was developed 5 years ago.

“Operation Covid-19” included stages that you could witness during the last two years. 1) artificial panic under the name of the pandemic; 2) restrictions and bans in all countries of the world under the auspices of citizens’ health care; 3) mass vaccination; 4) universal digital control over the movement and behaviour of people, including the ability to digitally identify each person. These very steps will allow modern financial corporations, as institutions, to reduce the capacity of states, to take full control of the world and become the infamous “world government.”

All the world’s leading special services took part in the Covid-19 operation. If the pandemic is slowly reducing the world’s population, then the global elites behind Operation Covid-19 could also go to nuclear war.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and recurrent disinformation narrative about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination, in line with common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a Shadow Government of Globalists ruling all the world and aiming to reduce world population through pandemics and vaccination and even go for nuclear war.

This is part of a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

Josep Borrell doesn't have a freedom to choose an independent political course

The highly respected EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has no freedom to independently choose a political course. It seems that after arriving in Brussels, he was explained how the meeting with the Russians was supposed to be, and what conclusions he had to draw at its end.

Perhaps, upon return to Brussels, the head of European diplomacy was explained what accents he had to do, but then this only confirms how and by whom the EU policy is actually formed.

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory. EU shapes its policy in full transparance, without external involvment. The High Representative for foreign affairs shapes the standing of the European Union on the global stage. This includes conducting the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, ensuring implementation of the decisions adopted by the European Council and the Council, chairing monthly meetings of foreign affairs ministers from all EU member states, and more.

HRVP Josep Borrel travelled to Moscow 4 - 6 February to test whether the Russian government was interested in addressing differences and reversing the negative trend in EU-Russia relations.

Anthony Fauci admits that the vaccine situation has turned into competition

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci positively evaluated Russian vaccine Sputnik V, after publication about its efficiency in “Lancet”.

The specialist admits that the vaccine situation has turned into a competition, in which everyone wants to win, including Russia or China.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about vaccines. aiming to promote the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

Anthony Fauci's words were misrepresented by the pro-Kremlin media. The full extract from the interview, where Fauci speaks about "vaccine race" and Sputnik V can be accessed here or seen below: