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Maidan was organised by Georgian fighters and resulted in attacks by Ukraine on Russia

Summary of Disinformation

Georgian fighters organised Maidan in the center of the Ukrainian capital, and as a result the attacks on Russia began.



No evidence given to prove that in 2014 any “Georgian fighters” organised protests in Ukraine.

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but 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 as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT.

Finally, Ukraine has never attacked Russia nor before or after Euromaidan. On the contrary, it was Moscow, which annexed the Ukrainian territory [the Crimean Peninsula] and and started military intervention in 2014.

For further debunking about recurring disinformation on Georgian snipers, see StopFake, Myth Detector, The Insider and Polygraph.

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Reported in: Issue 99
Date: 20.02.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine, Georgia
Keywords: War in Ukraine, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 2:42
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