Sensationalist, alarmist and nearly Russophobic documentary “Russia, the new cold war” on Channel M6 in France is simplistic, biased and full of historical inaccuracies. RT France corrected a few points about Eastern Ukraine and Crimea :
1.The film never mentions that after the Maidan coup, the Russian-speaking Eastern part of Ukraine was to be denied the right to speak its own language.
2.There was a referendum in which the citizens of Crimea overwhelmingly approved the attachment to the Russian Federation.
3.There are many polls on this subject, including that of the very serious GFK (German social research organization) which, in 2015, confirmed that 82% of the inhabitants of Crimea favoured attachment to Russia. We have known more brutal annexation.
4.Two Ukrainian soldiers interviewed by documentarists speak Russian. However, the Ukrainian government is doing everything to ban the Russian language in eastern Ukraine, where the vast majority is Russian speaking.
Recurrent disinformation messages about eastern Ukraine and the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
There was no coup in Ukraine in 2014. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan"– 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.