Disinfo: Ukrainian coup was sponsored by the US

Summary

The U.S.-backed “regime change” in Ukraine — launching the New Cold War with Russia in 2014 — was rationalized by the need to rid Ukraine of corruption, but post-coup officials are busy lining their pockets.

Disproof

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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: New Cold War, Corruption, Coup

Disclaimer

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