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The current government of Ukraine came to power in a coup against the state.

Summary of Disinformation

The current government of Ukraine came to power in a coup against the state.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (http://bit.ly/1Ri9ldy). The Yanukovych government
lost its legitimacy following the brutal crackdown it ordered
on peaceful protesters (http://bit.ly/1Tl9X7W). The current government is fully legitimate.

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Reported in: Issue 22
Date: 08.04.2016
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Ukraine
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan
Disinforming outlet: Petr Tolstoy's "Vremya Pokazhet", political talk show, 0:30
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