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Moscow does not conduct a war with Ukraine // The internal political crisis in Ukraine was inspired by the West

Summary of Disinformation

First of all, I would like to draw attention to the fundamental point for understanding the current situation: Russia does not conduct any war with Ukraine. The war against their own people was unleashed by nationalists, who came to power in February 2014 because of the coup d’etat, who do not accept dissent and want to impose their own “order” with the help of force. There is a war between Kyiv and the Ukrainian regions. The internal political crisis in Ukraine was inspired from the outside by a group of Western states led by the United States, who consider the entire world to be a sphere of their influence, aimed at exclusiveness, dividing the nations into “ours” and “the others”.

 

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=civil+war&disinfo_issue=&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. 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.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf

For further debunking see https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/ and euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-nazis-have-seized-power-in-ukraine/,

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Reported in: Issue 107
Date: 03.05.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, The West, Ukraine, US
Keywords: Civil war, War in Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ria.ru, rg.ru, life.ru, Sputnik and others
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