Disinfo: Maidan-coup part of propagandistic marching baggage for the US-led world order

Summary

Today, we see that the line of argumentation created by Blinken on Russia and the Maidan coup in Ukraine has become an integral part of the ideological and propagandistic marching baggage of the neoliberal belligerents for the US-led "world order".

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This is also a great relief for the transatlantic elites in this country [Germany], because they, too, will then no longer need to fear for their good reputation when they once again openly go on the global hunt for lucrative bargains with the neoliberal lead wolf USA and participate in "humanitarian" wars.

Disproof

There was no coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests, laying responsibility for the ensuing Russian aggression on the US.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction from several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013, after pressure from Russia. See the full debunk The Western-backed coup in Ukraine has torn the country asunder.

The West did not interfere in Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

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  • Reported in: Issue 233
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/03/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Euromaidan, Coup
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Navalny supporters with flashlights are similar to traitors in besieged Leningrad

So, NATO gave orders to Navalny’s team – what steps to take next. This makes them agents of this organisation.

And again, it just so happened that the harmless flashlights in Gene Sharp’s training manual on organising colour revolutions are also spelled out – point number 24. It seems harmless, but during the blockade of Leningrad with the same lights – signal flares – the traitors pointed at the strategic objects of the city.

Disproof

Recurrent disinformation narrative from Pro-Kremlin media about Navalny being an agent of Western secret services or the West in general.

In relation to the ban on protest rallies in Russia, Navalny´s team indeed recommended to anyone supporting them to activate the flashlights on their mobiles at the same time on February 14. The comparison of this flashmob to the "actions of the traitors in besieged Leningrad" during World War II is outrageous and can be regarded an insult to Russian citizens who care for the destiny of their country.

The Council of Europe is silent about discrimination against Russian speakers in neighbouring countries

The Council of Europe is silent regarding discrimination against Russian people and Russian-speaking people in Ukraine and the three Baltic countries.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message about the violation of human rights and freedom of speech in Ukraine and the Baltic states. The claim was neither counterbalanced nor critically challenged in the article.

The claim that Ukraine and the Baltic states are discriminating against the Russian language and Russian-speakers is false.

The Council of Europe is indifferent to discrimination of Russian-speaking people in Ukraine and the Baltic states

The lack of a proper reaction to discrimination against Russian-speaking inhabitants of Ukraine and the Baltic states undermines the authority of the Council of Europe.

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The Council of Europe should not regard the glorification of Nazi collaborators and the violation of the rights of Russian-speaking people in some Post-Soviet states with indifference.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message about the violation of human rights and freedom of speech in Ukraine and the Baltic states.

The claim that Ukraine and the Baltic states are discriminating against the Russian language and Russian-speakers is false.