Vladimir Putin has achieved a full-scale victory. The sanctions, which were meant to prevent his re-election, failed.
The European Union triggered a violent political crisis and a long and bloody war in Ukraine.
Recurring disinformation narrative about alleged EU's role in Ukrainian crisis.
The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to the Yanukovych government’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The violence in Eastern Ukraine was initiated by Kremlin-backed armed units.