Disinfo: There was a nationalist coup in Kiev

Summary

There was a nationalist coup in Kiev.

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), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue28
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup

Disclaimer

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Disproof

Repeating an already debunked myth. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. WADA's regulations equally apply to every athlete, regardless of his or her country of origin. Vitaly Mutko, Russian sports minister has also acknowledged that doping problems existed among its athletes and apologised for the "serious mistakes" made by Russian officials, coaches and athletes (nyti.ms/1ZUMTNA), . // The US government is not responsible for the level of corruption in Russia.