DISINFO: Petro Poroshenko is preparing a coup
  • Outlet: Rossia 24 (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 17, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine
Colour revolutions Conspiracy theory Coup

DISINFO: Petro Poroshenko is preparing a coup


On social networks one can read that Poroshenko and other oligarchs are looking for militants to create detachments in the preparation of a coup with a force of between 5,000 – 10,000 men.


Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. See similar cases about how Petro Poroshenko instigated the provocation in the Kerch Strait to extend his power.


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