Disinfo: Joe Biden was the chief curator of the 2014 coup d’état

Summary

Since Ukraine is under strong external control, any decisions on a new offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas will be made overseas. The whole world expects a change of power in the United States. Everything is heading towards the fact that Joe Biden, who is a “great friend of Ukraine” and the main curator of the 2014 coup, will become the president. The fact that he can start a new round of violence in the Donbas is beyond doubt.

Disproof

This article has several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives: the claim that the Euromaidan was a coup, that Ukraine is under external control by the US and a disinformation narrative about Joe Biden.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former president Viktor Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world.

There is no evidence given to support the claims that Joe Biden will "start violence" in Donbas and that he was the chief curator of the 2014 Euromaidan protests in Kyiv.

See the similar case claiming that Biden is behind the Ukrainian nationalist regime.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Joe Biden, War in Ukraine, Coup, Donbas, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood

Disclaimer

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