Disinfo: Shooting during the Euromaidan in Kyiv was organised by former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili with the help of the US secret services and ‘Georgian snipers’


Alexander Revazishvili and Koba Nergadze went to Maidan on the orders of Mamuka Mamulashvili, former military adviser to Saakashvili […] They themselves were connected with Georgian special services controlled by Saakashvili. They were neutralizing the opposition. It was necessary to create a stir. People should not stop. It did not matter whether to shoot a tree or barricades or those who threw Molotov cocktails. It was necessary to create chaos, so that the people would come out against the “Berkout”. “On February 10, 2014 the group was on the third floor of the ‘Ukraine Hotel’. Mikheil Saakashvili, Mamuka Mamulashvili, Andrey Parubiy, Sergey Pashinsky and a man in camouflage uniform. Saakashvili introduced him as a former US serviceman named Christopher Bryan. He had served in the US Army as a sniper.


There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. 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.

Recurring disinformation that the snipers were directed by the Maidan leaders, and that they were Georgian https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Georgia&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77122&date=, http://mythdetector.ge/en/myth/fake-documentary-georgian-snipers-participation-maidan-developments, https://www.stopfake.org/en/?s=snipers. Further debunking by the Insider.


  • Reported in: Issue 100
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/02/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Euromaidan, Mikheil Saakashvili
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Disinfo: Sweden beef up military strength due to Russophobic rhetoric

The Swedish armed forces have called for military spending and the number of servicemen to be more than doubled by 2035 to combat future challenges, with Russia listed as the main one. … The “irrational myth about the almighty Russian threat” was recently criticized by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Munich Security Conference. A day before delivering his speech there, Lavrov told Euronews that “only an inflamed imagination” could come up with the idea that Moscow was about to attack the Baltics or Poland, but Russophobic rhetoric in the West never seems to abate. … Crimea reunited with Russia in spring 2014 after the move was overwhelmingly approved in a snap referendum. The popular vote was prompted by a violent coup in Kiev, and the almost immediate offensive on regions in the country’s southeast, where locals refused to recognise the newly imposed regime.


Russophobia is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/, . In fact, it is Russias own actions towards sovereign states and Russia's own increase in military capacity that results in it being perceived as the main threat to security in the Baltic region, according to the report by the Swedish Armed Forces. Crimea did no "reunite" with Russia. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

Disinfo: Ukraine is preparing for a full war with Russia

Ukraine is ready to repel “full-scale aggression” from Russia, and is preparing for full-scale war with Russia, according to the chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) Victor Muzhenko.


No evidence given. In a recent Radio Liberty interview Ukraine’s military chief of staff Viktor Muzhenko said Ukraine was training its military to defend the country. “We have worked out several possible threat scenarios concerning Ukraine and we are preparing our troops to defend our country. We must be ready, today, tomorrow, in a week, a year or three years, until the threat of military aggression against Ukraine is no longer there” Muzhenko said. He did not mention plans of a full scale war with Russia. Further debunking by Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-readies-army-and-nationalists-for-war/, .