Disinfo: Obama overthrew Yanukovych’s government in Ukraine


Obama overthrew Yanukovych’s government in Ukraine, which was followed by ethnic cleansing. // The USA supported the wars Georgia led against Abkhazia and South Ossetia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan. 

The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), .

Outside of the pro-Kremlin media there have been no credible reports of threats to the Russian-descent or Russian-speaking
population (bit.ly/1Tl9X7W), . // Abkhazia and South Ossetia are part of Georgia.


  • Reported in: Issue25
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech, English
  • Country: Ukraine, Georgia
  • Keywords: Russo-Georgian War, Barack Obama, Viktor Yanukovych


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Nazism thrives in Lithuania, where the rights of Russian speakers…

Nazism thrives in Lithuania, where the rights of Russian speakers are continuously violated.


One of the criteria the European Council set out for EU membership at the Copenhagen Summit in 1993 was "that the candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and the respect for and protection of minorities". Before joining the EU, Lithuania was subjected to intensive scrutiny by the EU institutions aiming to ensure the rights of the Russian minority (bit.ly/1SKeBvX), .