Disinfo: There was a coup in Ukraine, which eventually resulted in…


There was a coup in Ukraine, which eventually resulted in a civil war.


Repeating already debunked disinformation. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians' own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (bit.ly/1Ri9ldy), . // The war in Ukraine is a result of Russian aggression, also condemned by the UN GA Resolution 68/262 (bit.ly/1RZGnjo), .


  • Reported in: Issue30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, Coup


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