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The Ukrainian regime was brought to power by a coup d'état

Summary of Disinformation

The Ukrainian regime is supported by fascists and was brought to power by a coup d’état with the support of NATO and the EU.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Euromaidan.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

The 2014 presidential election in Ukraine was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country.  According to the OSCE, "the people of Ukraine had the opportunity to genuinely express their will at the ballot box".

This fact was reconfirmed by the parliamentary elections of 26 October 2014.  The OSCE characterised the vote as "an amply contested election that offered votes real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms".

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Reported in: Issue 146
Date: 14.04.2019
Language: German
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: War in Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Deutsch
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