Disinfo: There was a coup in Ukraine and the current authorities…

Summary

There was a coup in Ukraine and the current authorities are illegitimate.

Disproof

Repeating disinformation that has been debunked many times. There was no coup in 2014 in Ukraine. The "Revolution of Dignity" was a spontaneous protest against the Viktor Yanukovych's regime and his U-turn on the Association Agreement with the EU. The current Parliament and the President of this country were elected in free and democratic elections after Yanukovych had fled the country.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue59
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup

Disclaimer

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The task [of the West] is to use force, terror…

The task [of the West] is to use force, terror and propaganda to make Ukraine an anti-Russian power in order to set it against Russia later, and then to destroy both Russia and Ukraine.

Disproof

The EU and US respect both the Ukrainian and Russian sovereignty and territorial integrity. The West does not "create" anti-Russian power in Ukraine, the anti-Russian sentiments in Ukraine are caused by Russian military aggression on Ukrainian territory.

The placement of NATO battalions in the Baltics is an…

The placement of NATO battalions in the Baltics is an act of intimidation by the US and NATO. They want to claim the territory belonging to the Russian world. Baltic countries are a part of the Russian world, the people there love Russia.

Disproof

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are not part of a 'Russian world', they are sovereign and independent states which have joined NATO voluntarily. // Lithuania welcomed the NATO troops: bit.ly/2liobgr, and actually would like to see more of them because of Russia' aggresive behaviour: reut.rs/2loTWEp, // Latvia as well: bloom.bg/2lBVMkz, // Similarly in Estonia: bit.ly/2kerQeQ,