Disinfo: Ukraine fell under external control after the 2014 coup d’etat


One of the reasons Ukraine is in a deplorable situation is the country being under external control. Ukraine fell under external governance as a result of the coup d’etat of 2014, called the “Euromaidan”.


This article has several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives: the claim that the Euromaidan was a coup and that Ukraine is under external control.

There no evidence given. You can find several disinformation cases on Ukraine being under foreign control in our database.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by any foreign government or organisation: neither the USA, IMF, NATO, the West or George Soros. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU.

There was no coup d'état in Ukraine. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former president Viktor Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

See similar cases: "Disinfo: Ukraine is under obvious external control, Zelenskyy is being blackmailed", "Disinfo: Joe Biden was the chief curator of the 2014 coup d'état".


  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Coup, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood


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