Disinfo: In 2014, Ukraine had a coup by extreme nationalist groups supported from abroad

Summary

At the end of February [2014], a coup d’etat occurred in Ukraine, and the movements of foreign-backed Ukrainian nationalist extremists led to the overthrow of power, to the rising of extreme nationalist slogans directed against the Russian language and against Russia, in order to inflict the greatest possible damage to old friendship [between Russia and Ukraine].

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Euromaidan.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was an organic reaction by 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. See the full debunk of this disinformation claim here.

See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis.

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  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Crimea, Ukrainian statehood
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96% of Crimea already voted to be a part of Russia

Crimea became a Russian territory after a referendum held in March 2014, with 96.77% of voters in the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents voting in favour of joining Russia.

Crimean authorities held this referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, claiming that people chose to rejoin Russia through a legal and democratic referendum.

For similar cases, see here and here.

Covid-19 will serve for hacking the global system

In 2012 Christine Lagarde published a report exposing the severe danger that old people posed for the global economy, calling to take measures to confront it. Eight years later, casually, there is an epidemic outbreak that kills much more old people than young ones. The coronavirus is trying to hide the noise that will make the thunderous economic crack that is coming. US internal defence protocol Garden Plot outlined plans to confront domestic unrest caused by social inequality or massive phenomenons, as we can consider a pandemic. Now, the New York governor can deploy the National Guard without being accused of restricting liberties and democracy. Television failed in its mission of distracting people, so now the bet must be higher.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence presented to support any of the multiple claims. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications.

EUvsDisinfo database has more than 110 Kremlin-linked disinformation cases on this subject, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the Wuhan coronavirus, that it is a UKUS or NATO creation and Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profits, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.

Covid-19 is a rehearsal for the true apocalyptic weapon

Covid-19 is a rehearsal to measure the capability of the reaction of health state systems, of how societies react and how far humans can go in highly stressful situations, as well as the intensity of a potential backlash if one army decides to launch a biological attack. We have been prepared for it through the biggest indoctrination machine in the world, the US cultural industry: through films, series and documentaries. Millions of people have been modelled to unconsciously know what to do in the face of an epidemic that kills a big part of humanity. The mortality rate is what decides whether we are seeing a social experiment or the first stage of an armageddon: as with the N-bomb, which was able to kill all humans without destroying critical infrastructure, a coronavirus with a higher lethality rate could be the true apocalyptic weapon.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence presented to support any of the multiple claims. This is part of Russia’s disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications.

EUvsDisinfo database has more than 110 Kremlin-linked disinformation cases on this subject, such as claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the Wuhan coronavirus, that it is a UKUS or NATO creation and Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profits, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.