Maidan was a coup

Summary

Maidan was a coup.

Disproof

There has been no "coup" in Kyiv but a democratic vote in parliament in a crisis situation: the government was approved by constitutional majority in the Ukrainian Parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) showing its inclusive character, whereas a simple majority would have been sufficient. Following his flight from Kyiv and Ukraine, then President Yanukovych was dismissed by a constitutional majority and the void left by his departure filled to restore normal functioning of the state and implementation of the 21 February agreement.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 12
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/01/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: TV channel Rossia, "Vecher s Vladimirom Solovyovym" ( @ Youtube, 0:38:45)
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Ukrainians want to eradicate Orthodoxy

Ukrainians want to eradicate Orthodoxy. “Ukrainism” is an ideology directed not only against Russians, but against the Orthodox church as well. This conception was created in the West, by Austro-Hungarians and by Poles, and now it is fulfilled in Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given. Orthodoxy is popular amongst Ukrainian citizens; amongst the active churches in Ukraine there is the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchat.