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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.

 

Disproof

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: Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 2:42
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