Disinfo: Ukraine is a dangerous ally and a trap for the US

Summary

The US is evaluating Ukraine as a dangerous and non-valuable ally. Washington also should take responsibility for the coup in Ukraine in 2014. The US helped ultranationalists' and Neo-Nazis' groups to overthrow the government.

The situation with human rights in Ukraine also is horrible. Kyiv is trying to silence critics.

Ukraine is a trap for the US. Kyiv could push Washington to needless war.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about Ukraine, presenting this state as the puppet of the US.

The official relations between the US and Ukraine were established in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At the moment, the US policy is centred on supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression as it advances reforms to strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote conditions for economic growth and competition.

There was no far-right coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

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.

Ukraine has some issues in the sphere of human rights but the situation is far away from “horrible”. In the “Freedom of the World 2021” list, Ukraine is marked as a “partly free” country. See more information about the real situation with human rights in this country here.

See similar examples of disinformation: The coup d’état of Maidan caused a referendum that united Crimea with Russia; The far-right coup government in Kyiv emerged from the 2014 Maidan uprising; Maidan-coup part of propagandistic marching baggage for the US-lead World order.

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  • Reported in: Issue 251
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Euromaidan, Coup, Puppets, Colour revolutions, Human rights
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