The USA supported an unconstitutional coup d’etat in Ukraine in February 2014

Summary

The US with its close allies supported an unconstitutional and armed coup d’état in Ukraine, in February 2014, when the Ukrainian opposition, under pressure from radicals and neo-Nazis, broke the agreement signed by EU members.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the belligerent West and its involvement in the war in Ukraine, stating that the Euromaidan protests resulted in an illegal coup, as well as painting the West as the puppet-master of Ukrainian politics.

Far-right groups played a very limited role throughout the Euromaidan, and did not initiated the protests. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan was an organic reaction by numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. 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 as can be read here.

The West did not interfere in Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

Similar cases alleging US interference in Ukraine in 2014 can be read here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, US, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: RT Deutsch time 0:49-1:44
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Disproof

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Disproof

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