Repeating already debunked disinformation. The Transcarpathian regional council has dismissed this claim as a fake (bit.ly/1SHO4Ls), . // The United States is firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security and stability, respond to humanitarian and reconstruction needs, conduct democratic elections and carry out constitutional reforms, restore its economy, and combat corruption (1.usa.gov/1qCWSfd), . // Ukraine is a sovereign nation. // Repeating already debunked disinformation. 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), .