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The war in Ukraine was started by a coup in Kyiv and the threat of genocide of the Russian-speaking population of this country, including in Crimea and Donbas.

Summary of Disinformation

The war in Ukraine was started by a coup in Kyiv and the threat of genocide of the Russian-speaking population of this country, including in Crimea and Donbas.

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. bit.ly/2ftv6iT. There was no war in Ukraine until Russian military aggression bit.ly/2ftv6iT. There his no evidence of genocide, despite some infamous fake news stories on Russian state TV, purporting to prove so.

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Reported in: Issue 48
Date: 15.11.2016
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: Genocide, Coup, Donbas, Crimea, Ethnic Russians
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (time: 1:13:11)
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