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

Summary

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

Disproof

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), .

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  • Reported in: Issue 30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Civil war, Coup
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According to Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the UN Security Council has...

According to Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the UN Security Council has not received any requests from Ukraine for the deployment of a peacekeeping operation in Donbass.

Disproof

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Vladimir Elchenko has confirmed that Ukraine had appealed at least twice to the Secretary General and the Security Council of the UN to initiate the deployment of an international peacekeeping operation on the territory of Ukraine (bit.ly/1XgUdp2), .

The Ukrainian government killed more than 50 thousand of its...

The Ukrainian government killed more than 50 thousand of its own citizens and is responsible for destroying all economic ties with Russia.

Disproof

According to the UN's March 2016 report, 9,160 people have died since the conflict started in April 2014 (nyti.ms/1OkFjeP), . // Russia unilaterally decided to exclude Ukraine from a free trade bloc of former Soviet states (CIS Free Trade Agreement) starting on the 1 January 2016.