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

Summary of Disinformation

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.

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Reported in: Issue 163
Date: 07.09.2019
Language: Russian
Country: West, Ukraine
Keywords: Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: News Front
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