Disinfo: Russian Spring: Civil war was unleashed in East of Ukraine by little Nazis in Kyiv after a coup


Fourth anniversary of the Russian Spring: Four years ago, civil war was unleashed in East of Ukraine by little Nazis in Kyiv after a coup.


Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about war in Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=,

There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT.

It was Russia that provoked a war in East of Ukraine, and it is not a civil war.

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144158.pdf
At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders condemned in the strongest terms Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50090.htm#

According to the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Russian special forces and troops operated to mobilize, lead, equip, and support separatist militias in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine from spring 2014 to the present, although their presence was denied by Moscow. http://www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-144235-937

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/17/vladimir-putin-admits-russian-military-presence-ukraine

The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.



  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, Coup, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli s Dmitriem Kiselyovym @Rossiya 1, 1:31:50


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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western aggression. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=cold+war&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The Finnish defence minister is Jussi Niinistö. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Finnish energy company Fortum is Matti Lievonen, who is is the President & CEO of oil refining company Neste Corporation.