A recurring narrative misrepresenting the ceasefire violations in Eastern Ukraine claiming that the Ukrainian Army deliberately targets civilians.
The Euromaidan demonstrations were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU.
The OSCE report states that in the observed period, there were 946 civilian casualties, of which 161 were fatalities. 657 of the 946 occurred in non-government-controlled areas, a proportion of just under 70%. However, the report does not state anywhere that the Ukrainian Army deliberately attacked civilians. While shelling accounted for the majority of the casualties, mines, unexploded ordnance and other explosive objects killed 81 and injured 231. The report also notes that 150 of these causalities occurred due to civilians unprofessionally attending unexploded ordnance.
Similar cases also claimed that Ukrainian army uses white phosphorous and fires on OSCE patrol, while OSCE ignored wounding of three children in Donetsk as it is being told by Europe when to ignore shelling in Donbas.