Ukraine fell under Western control after a coup d’état in 2014

Summary

Ukraine is captured by the West which organised a coup d’état in the country on 22 February 2014.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the belligerent West and its involvement in the war in Ukraine, stating that the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests resulted in an illegal coup, as well as painting the West as the puppet-master of Ukrainian politics.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was an organic reaction by numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. See the full debunk of this disinformation claim here.

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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: West, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: News Front
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Ukraine is an anti-Russian project

As a state, Ukraine is an Anti-Russia. Ukraine cannot be anything but an Anti-Russia.

 

Disproof

This is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation conspiracy narrative about Ukraine and an anti-Russian project, questioning the statehood of Ukraine: similar cases here and here.

Ukraine is a sovereign nation-state, not an anti-Russian project. In 1991, Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union.The Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was adopted on 16 July 1990. 

Ukraine is responsible for the war in Donbas

Five years ago the Kyiv government started a civil war in South-Eastern Ukraine.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, attempting to portray it as a civil war. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas. Prior debunks of this narrative can be found here and here.

The war in eastern Ukraine is not a civil conflict, but an act of aggression by the Russian armed forces, that continues since February 2014.

It is Ukraine that slows down the peace process

For five years Kyiv has been slowing down the peace process. … In five years, Ukraine has not complied with a single paragraph of the Minsk Protocol.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region. See previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

In March 2015, the European Council linked the duration of EU sanctions on Russia to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements, acknowledging Russia's responsibility to uphold the Agreements.