Disinfo: The West along with Nazi fighters are controlling the situation in Ukraine

Summary
There is a tendency in the West to equal Nazism to Communism, and as a next step, to revive Nazism to become the main opponent against “Communist Russia”. This is exactly what we see in Ukraine, where the West after the coup in 2014, started to run matters with the help of the Nazi fighters.
Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives painting the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d'etat, and Ukrainian politics as dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology.

The Euromaidan was not a coup but a nationwide popular protest against the government's sudden announcement that it would not sign the EU Association Agreement. See the full debunk here.

As for the Nazis ruling Ukraine, far-right groups had a very limited presence during the protests and have suffered spectacular defeats in every national election since 2014.

See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis and that the Nazis took over Ukraine with a coup.

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  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Ukraine, West, Euromaidan, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: RT Arabic, Shafaqna Lebanon, Shafaqna Iraq
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