Disinfo: There was a coup d’etat in Ukraine


There was a coup d’etat in Ukraine. The current Ukrainian government is illegitimate.


Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015. The EU welcomed this progress. The OSCE, which observed all these elections on the ground, characterised the Presidential elections as showing the "clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms."


  • Reported in: Issue55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup


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The Brussels bureaucracy has not been elected by anyone

The Brussels bureaucracy has not been elected by anyone.


Selfevidently, if the claim concerns the bureaucrats - no, they are not elected as is the case in any similar system. If the claims concerns the politicians; the European Parliament is elected by the 500-million population of the EU and amounts to 751 MEPs. The Council of the European Union consists of ministers of all member states of the EU, from parties elected by their member states population. European Council is composed by the heads of government or heads of state of the member countries, elected by the parties their population voted for bit.ly/2kj5Zlo, , bit.ly/2jKazIx, .

There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the…

There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the peninsula by the Kiev regime before Crimea seceded from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation.


Actually, the UN have accused Russia of human rights abuses in Crimea since the illegal annexation of the peninsula to Russia ind.pn/2fxfniH, . Human Rights Watch have also concluded that the rights situation in Crimea has rapidly deteriorated since Russia annexed Crimea bit.ly/1RolEeE, .