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Ukraine's elected government was ousted in 2014 US-backed coup

Summary of Disinformation

The 2014 power shift in Ukraine was the result of a US-backed coup, which overthrew the country’s elected government and installed a pro-Western one.


The claim advances pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives stating that the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests resulted in an illegal coup; painting Ukraine as a failing state incapable of making its own foreign-policy choices; and painting the US as the puppet-master of European politics.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of 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 here.

See some of our recent debunks of this claim here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 155
Date: 18.06.2019
Language: English
Country: Ukraine, US
Keywords: US presence in Europe, Ukrainian disintegration, Coup, Euromaidan, Ukrainian statehood
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT (rt.com)
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