Disinfo: There was a coup in Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych is still…

Summary

There was a coup in Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych is still the legitimate president of the country.

Disproof

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013 bit.ly/1Tl9X7W, . // Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015.

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  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Viktor Yanukovych
  • Outlet: agoravox.fr
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Ukrainians will not get the visa free travel to the…

Ukrainians will not get the visa free travel to the EU that Kyiv has been negotiating with Brussels for.

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Sputnik announced that Ukranians will not get the right to work in the EU. However, work visas for Ukrainians were never part of the visa free negotiations between the EU and Ukraine. The visas in question are 90-day tourist visas for the Schengen zone; work or residency visas for the Schengen zone were never part of the agreement.

The current authorities of Ukraine unleashed a war in Donbas…

The current authorities of Ukraine unleashed a war in Donbas to ban the ‘Donbas nation’ from speaking Russian, replace it with the Ukrainian and impose a different culture and values there.

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The EU High Representative's Official Spokesperson has made it clear that "Ukraine has a right to take legitimate actions in defence of its sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens, in full respect of its international obligations. It is Ukraine’s duty to preserve law and order within its borders while maintaining a measured approach, in particular protecting civilian lives" bit.ly/1RMKnDr, . According to Ukraine’s Constitution and the Law on languages, every person is guaranteed the right to choose the language he or she wishes to speak and no restrictions have ever been enacted limiting that choice (see Article 10: bit.ly/2ep35dP, ; Ukrainian original here: bit.ly/2ecPlAT, .

The nation of Donbas is fighting against Ukraine, defending its…

The nation of Donbas is fighting against Ukraine, defending its right to live as it wants, and Russia is helping the nation of Donbas by all legal means.

Disproof

Donbas is not a nation. The war in Donbas was started by Russian officer Igor "Strelkov" Girkin and his people, as Strelkov himself had admitted before: bit.ly/2mezNQH, // Russia still controls the intensity of hostilities in Donbas, as confirmed e.g. by the Estonian foreign intelligence service: bit.ly/2kCYUJD,