Disinfo: In 2014, the West provoked anti-government protests of Ukrainians to…

Summary

In 2014, the West provoked anti-government protests of Ukrainians to distract the world from the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Disproof

No evidence given. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of a large part of the Ukrainian society to the former President Yanukovych’s departure from the Association Agreement with the EU in November 2013.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 59
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Olympics, West, Protest, Provocation

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

see more

Ukraine has run out of heat and the Emergency Situations…

Ukraine has run out of heat and the Emergency Situations Service is rushing to open heating centers throughout the country.

Disproof

A recurring disinformation about Ukraine. While the Ukraina.ru does quote the head of the Emergency Situations Service accurately, the story headline - Ukraine without heat and organizing warming centers - is completely inaccurate and distorted. On February 16 Ukraine’s Emergency Service met to discuss plans in case an emergency heating shortage happened. Service director Mykola Chechetkin outlined the proactive measures being taken to minimize the effects of such a possibility. According to the chairman of Ukraine’s UkrEnergo national energy company, in current temperatures Ukraine has enough resources to meet heating needs through March. Further debunking at Stopfake bit.ly/2miDwx7,

An image shows the victim of attempted sexual assault, a…

An image shows the victim of attempted sexual assault, a Danish 17-year-old girl.

Disproof

The photo of the girl has been used since 2014 in many different stories claiming different cases of assaults commited by immigrants.bit.ly/2lC2Spi, . The woman on the picture is Nanna Skovmand and she was beaten on Christmas Eve 2014 in Copenhagen - not recently in another part of denmark as the article claims.bit.ly/2kUO8xF, .