In Germany, there has been a longstanding campaign to discredit Russian information sources, structures and organisations like Sputnik or Russia Today. Representatives of the local political establishment and professional journalist associations are taking part in this campaign.
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.
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.