Disinfo: There was a coup by nationalist extremists and fascists in Ukraine sponsored by US

Summary

Blinken is a staunch liberal hawk who is not afraid to play with fire, as demonstrated by the US-sponsored coup by nationalist extremists and fascists against the legitimately elected government in Ukraine. Blinken also had a major hand in this and worked closely with his subordinate Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland on the Maidan coup.

Disproof

There was no coup d’état or Putsch in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests, laying responsibility for the ensuing Russian aggression on the US.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction from several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013, after pressure from Russia. See the full debunk The Western-backed coup in Ukraine has torn the country asunder.

The West did not interfere in Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine is a sovereign state. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU. The EU and the US work closely with Ukraine and support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

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  • Reported in: Issue 232
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Victoria Nuland, Euromaidan, Coup
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NATO's statements about the need to confront Russia are caused by the crisis within the West

NATO’s statements about the need to confront Russia are caused by the crisis within the West and, as a result, the search for an enemy.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western Russophobia and alleged anti-Russian projects in the West, an attempt to divert attention from the multiple violations of international law by Russia in recent years.

This message followed the statement of the NATO Secretary-General about the need to update the NATO Strategic Concept agreed back in 2010.

Ukraine loses more than it gains through association with European Union

Ukraine has lost more than it has gained in the economic sphere since it signed an association agreement with the European Union. First and foremost, it concerns significant quotas on Ukrainian goods and services meant for the European market. Now it is time to revise it.

Disproof

This is a common narrative by Kpro-Kremlin media discrediting Ukraine's relations with the European Union.

In fact, Ukraine has gained very much due to the Association Agreement. Kyiv has taken on important obligations in several crucial spheres, including the economy, industry and environment protection.

The West fabricated the story about Navalny being poisoned

The West fabricated the story about Alexei Navalny’s alleged poisoning [with chemical weapons], to support its perception of “Russia’s aggression”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the poisoning of prominent Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny as staged and targeted against Russia.

The prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny fell ill during a flight from Siberia to Moscow on the 20th of August. Initially hospitalised in Omsk, at the request of his family he was transferred to Charité hospital in Berlin. At the request of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory carried out toxicological tests on samples from Alexei Navalny. The results of these tests have revealed unequivocal proof of the presence of a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group.