Disinfo: The far-right coup government in Kyiv emerged from the 2014 Maidan uprising


Neither the far-right coup government in Kyiv that emerged from the 2014 Maidan uprising nor its successor governments have been willing to take even one step in the spirit of the Minsk II agreement towards reconciliation with the breakaway provinces.


Disinformation about Nazi/Fascist Ukraine and Minsk Agreements.

There was no far-right coup government or coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction from several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013, after pressure from Russia.

The far-right groups have minimal support among the Ukrainian public. They had a very limited presence during the protests and went on to obtain abysmal results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. During the 2019 election cycle political party associated with far-right candidates did not make the 5% barrier for the parliamentary election.

See the related disinformation claim, alleging that the Western-backed coup in Ukraine has torn the country asunder.


  • Reported in: Issue 248
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/06/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist, Euromaidan, Coup
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Disinfo: West caused Ukraine coup, Belarus colour revolution

Why does the West allow itself to interfere in Belarus, with funds, coordination and technology of colour revolutions, after it caused the 2014 coup in Ukraine, and the subsequent division in the country? Why does it allow itself to recruit an opposition that openly works for its interests day and night, and then it is surprised by Russia's defence of its interests, lands and sovereignty?


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the protests in Belarus and Ukraine. This is consistent with the narrative about popular protests around the world which claims that they are incited and funded by Western states, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” revolts, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others. It claims that protests, disorders and civil uprisings are never manifestations of popular discontent but are “colour revolutions” directed and funded by the West.

First, Western countries did not organise protests in Belarus. Large-scale protests began in Minsk on August 9 against the results of the presidential election and then spread to other cities. People revolted against election fraud and police violence towards thousands of rally participants.

Disinfo: All decisions of EU and NATO states are exclusively dictated by the US

There is no freedom, no democracy within the associations of states of the EU and NATO, and there never has been such freedom and democracy, because all decisions are taken exclusively only under pressure and dictation of the so-called 'Big Brother' - the United States.


This claim represents a recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative about US presence in Europe.

The US does not control the EU or NATO. The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and foreign policies, including relations with Russia. The decisions in the EU are made by the directly elected European Parliament, the European Commission together with the European Council (the governments of the 27 EU countries).

Disinfo: Lukashenka’s decision to celebrate September 17 a blow to the Polish

The decision of Lukashenka to introduce September 17 as a state holiday in Belarus is a crushing ideological blow to Polish foreign policy and the Eastern European version of WWII – it assumes that all the evil comes from the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a “conspiracy” between Stalin and Hitler who decided to divide Europe. Lukashenka’s decision is a direct challenge to the Eastern European narrative about the causes of WWII. Over the decades, the Belarusian organisations have repeatedly demanded to introduce September 17 as an official public holiday, but the Belarusian authorities abstained from this step, understanding its negative effect on relations with Poland. Today, it seems that Belarus has nothing to lose in relations with Poland, so it can finally legitimise the national celebration of the day of the Belarusian unification.


This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism, attempting to reduce or erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

In June 2021, Alexander Lukashenka declared September 17 as an official public holiday in Belarus (“National Unity Day”). On 17 September 1939, Soviet troops invaded Poland, which was fighting against the Nazi attack that started on September 1. This situation was a direct result of the Secret Supplementary Protocol to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which assumed the partition of Eastern Europe by Hitler and Stalin.