Disinfo: In Ukraine in February 2014 there was a coup d'état orchestrated by the United States and the European Union


In Ukraine in February 2014 there was a coup d'état orchestrated by the United States and the European Union.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan and Nazi/fascist Ukraine and the US presence in Europe, recently rebooted to justify Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013–14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.

In fact, far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan protests and got abysmal results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. During the 2019 election cycle, the far right managed to sustain an even more tremendous failure; the highest-rated nationalist candidate, Ruslan Koshulynskyy, won 1.62% of the vote whereas Svoboda, one of the Kremlin's favourite bogeymen, won 2.16% of the national vote, falling far short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.

Moreover, Euromaidan 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. It was not orchestrated by any foreign actors.

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  • Reported in: Issue 301
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/07/2022
  • Article language(s) Italian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine, US, EU
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan, Nazi/Fascist, European Union
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