Disinfo: The Ukrainian elites started to repress pro-Russian thinking people immediately after the Maidan coup

Summary

The Ukrainian elites started to repress pro-Russian thinking people immediately after the Maidan coup. They also proposed to ban the usage of the Russian language.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Euromaidan.

The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . // The Ukrainian constitution guarantees the free development, use and protection of Russian, and other languages of national minorities of Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue26
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Russian language, Coup, Euromaidan, Ethnic Russians

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