Disinfo: Petro Poroshenko became the president of Ukraine due to the…

Summary

Petro Poroshenko became the president of Ukraine due to the coup in 2014.

Disproof

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. According to the OSCE (of which Russia is a participating State) "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box" bit.ly/1hqcDuR, . Similarly, Ukraine’s local elections in October 2015 were competitive and generally showed respect for the democratic process bit.ly/1VUL9V5, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 76
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan, Petro Poroshenko
  • Outlet: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ @Pervyi Kanal (1:08:33)
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The US is soon launching a new terrorist group in…

The US is soon launching a new terrorist group in the Middle East. It was created by them in the same way as they created and support ISIS.

Disproof

No evidence given. The US is part of the coalition that are fighting ISIS.

NATO is encircling Russia

NATO is encircling Russia.

Disproof

This claim ignores the facts of geography. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, 1,215 kilometres, or less than one-sixteenth, face current NATO members. bit.ly/2sX0IFD,