In February 2014, the West destabilized Ukraine, organized a coup d’etat in this country and deceived President Yanukovych, who eventually was overthrown

Summary

The West destabilized Ukraine and organized, facilitated the coup and thus facilitated the overthrowing of Yanukovych.

 

Disproof

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT.

Far from destabilising Ukraine or using it as a tool of aggression, the EU and its Member States have been deeply engaged in seeking a solution to the crisis brought about by Russia's subsequent military intervention in the East of the country. France and Germany are, together with Ukraine and Russia, the four members of the Normandy contact group tasked with resolving the situation in the East of Ukraine. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has reaffirmed many times that the implementation by all sides of the Minsk agreements, signed to bring to an end the conflict in the East, is an absolute priority.

The EU is also supporting, not destabilising Ukraine, through one of the most ambitious reform programmes it has ever undertaken. The provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area offers Ukraine privileged access to a market of over 500 million consumers. The EU has provided long term loans to Ukraine to help stabilise its economy, as well as substantial budget support, technical assistance and loans to SME businesses. The EU is both currently and historically the biggest international donor to Ukraine, and has proposed an overall support package of at least €11bn to help stabilise the economic and financial situation.

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  • Reported in: Issue 89
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Coup, The West, Viktor Yanukovych
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 20:03
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Anti-Russian laws adopted in Ukraine in 2015

Laws on decommunization adopted by Ukraine in 2015 are anti-Russian

 

  

Disproof

The process of decommunization in Ukraine was legalized by the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] in April 2015. It has nothing to do with the internal affairs of Russia. Now, decommunization is a state policy of Ukraine eliminating the ideological heritage of the Soviet period. This policy presupposes the banning of the Communist Party and its symbols, the demolition of monuments dedicated to Soviet state and party figures, the change of toponyms and other names in Ukraine, and not in Russia.

It is a lie that Holodomor in Ukraine was provoked against some ethnic groups

If somebody starts telling you that the Holodomor, the famine in the Union [the USSR], was provoked purposefully, against some ethnic groups there, against the Ukrainians, it is a lie, and it is a despicable lie.

 

Disproof

According to Britannica, the Great Famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33 was a result of Stalin's policies and a man-made demographic catastrophe unprecedented in peacetime. Of the estimated six to eight million people who died in the Soviet Union, about four to five million were Ukrainians. The famine was a direct assault on the Ukrainian peasantry, which had stubbornly continued to resist collectivization; indirectly, it was an attack on the Ukrainian village, which traditionally had been a key element of Ukrainian national culture. Its deliberate nature is underscored by the fact that no physical basis for famine existed in Ukraine.

On 23 October 2008, the European Parliament adopted a resolution that recognised the Holodomor as a crime against humanity, caused by the deliberate policies of Stalin's USSR www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2008-0523+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN, . On 28 April 2010, a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resolution declared the famine was caused by the "cruel and deliberate actions and policies of the Soviet regime" and was responsible for the deaths of "millions of innocent people" in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Russia assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=17845&lang=en, .

The war in Ukraine is organised by the US

All the wars on Earth have been organised by the US and now the US is trying to wage one more conflict in the east of Ukraine.

 

Disproof

No evidence given. The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.