Disinfo: There was a violent coup in Ukraine

Summary

There was a violent coup in Ukraine.

Disproof

Repeating already debunked disinformation. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to the Yanukovych government’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue39
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan

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Disproof

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