The European Union uses the Eastern Partnership Programme to tear the post-Soviet countries from Russia. Under the brand of economic integration and development of EU economic contacts with the Eastern Partners, political and military expansion is taking place.
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the inhabitants of the two republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, which declared their independence unilaterally in protest against the coup in Ukraine in February of the same year. According to the latest UN statistics, the number of victims of this conflict has exceeded 13,000.
The war in eastern Ukraine is not a civil conflict, but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014.
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.
See further the claim that Russia is not a part of the conflict in Ukraine.