The conflict in Eastern Ukraine is a civil rebellion against unconstitutional takeover in Kyiv

Summary

Where were you born? In Kyiv. Therefore, the war is civilian. Once again, this is a civil war. The person who was born in Kyiv is the Deputy Minister of information of the DNR.

In 2014, an unconstitutional coup d’etat took place. Most of the population of Ukraine, citizens of Ukraine, several million people did not recognise the results of this unconstitutional coup and seizure of power by the junta led by Turchinov. And they revolted. After that, a civil war broke out. As a result of the war, the two republics proclaimed themselves independent, namely the DNR and LNR.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan and war in Ukraine. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas. There have been many investigations proving Russia's involvement in the war in east Ukraine.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was an organic reaction by 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 of this disinformation claim.

The war in eastern Ukraine is not a civil conflict, but an act of aggression by the Russian armed forces, that continue since February 2014.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court 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 2014 when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government.

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014 and at successive summits since then, allied leaders also demanded that Russia refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, DNR, Eastern Ukraine, Civil war, LNR, War in Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 time 20:25-20:37; 25:33-26:03
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