home - disinfo cases - detail

It was the leaders of the coup in Ukraine four years ago that were responsible for the people killed

Summary of Disinformation

Dozens of young people who lost their lives in Kiev’s Independence Square during a “coup” four years ago were most likely killed by snipers who were in league with protest leaders. Ukraine is a failed state, its population has dwindled from 52m to 35m since the end of the USSR, the wages are very low and “Nazi associates” have become national heroes there.

Disproof

There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. 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.

share with
Reported in: Issue 99
Date: 25.02.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Voskresnoye Vremya" Channel One
share with

Have you found a mistake?
Give us your feedback.

Please don't forget to include facts and data backing your story.