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Georgian snipers shooting during Euromaidan in Kyiv

Summary of Disinformation

Georgian snipers were shooting during the Euromaidan in Kyiv.


Recurring disinformation that the snipers were directed by the Maidan leaders, and that they were Georgian.

No evidence given to prove that in 2014 any “Georgian snipers” conducted shooting during the Euromaidan in Kyiv. Pro-Kremlin disinformation has spread different versions of the identity of the snipers.

For further debunking about recurring disinformation on Georgian snipers, see StopFake, Myth Detector, The Insider and Polygraph.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.  See the full debunk here.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 01.06.2019
Language: German
Country: Ukraine, Georgia
Keywords: War in Ukraine, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Deutsch
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