Disinfo: An armed coup in Ukraine is likely

Summary

The authorized representative of the LPR in the Minsk talks, Vladislav Dana, said that an armed coup is more likely in Ukraine than a peaceful uprising.

Disproof

No evidence given. This message is consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, LPR

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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