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The situation in Ukraine is institutionalised terrorism and poses a threat to the nation and the world

Summary of Disinformation

The current situation in Ukraine is institutionalised terrorism that poses a threat to the nation and the world. The EuroMaidan-protests in Ukraine led to a coup supported by the US and the EU.The situation today is a shame, the “heroes” of today’s Ukraine are pogrom makers, anti-Semites and all sorts of radicals.

Disproof

Recurring Russian narrative about an US-and EU backed coup d'etat in Ukraine.

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 Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

There were democratic Presidential elections held on 25 May 2014 in Ukraine. The OSCE characterised the elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms." According to the OSCE, the only areas where serious restrictions were reported were those controlled by separatists, who undertook "increasing attempts to derail the process." This fact was reconfirmed by the parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014. The OSCE characterised the vote as "an amply contested election that offered votes real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms".

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Reported in: Issue 136
Date: 08.02.2019
Language: German
Country: Ukraine, Germany
Keywords: Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan, Viktor Yanukovych
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Deutsch
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