Disinfo: Ukrainian regime is a terrorist organisation


The regime in Kyiv did not start yesterday its crimes, which cannot be interpreted otherwise than acts of terror. From the beginning of its existence, the militants of the "Maidan", the main component of the coup d'etat, have committed terrorist acts. For seven years, the post-Maidan authorities have acted and are acting as a terrorist organisation.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is a state supporting terrorism and that the Ukrainian government assumed power after the coup d'etat.

Ukraine is not a terrorist state, it does not support terrorism in any form. The Ukrainian government does not support or finance terrorist groups. The Ukrainian government is recognised by other governments across the world.

The protests on Maidan were not a violent or armed coup d’état. 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.

See similar disinformation cases in our database alleging that Ukraine is a terrorist state: Ukraine uses terrorist tactics in Donbas, whereas DNR and LNR are peaceful states; Eurointegration is based on racial principles and has no difference from Hitler's ideology; Ukrainian involvement found in Beirut explosion; Poroshenko is behind the terrorist attacks in Ukraine; with Zelenskyy as president, governance by terrorism will continue in Ukraine; Ukraine is preparing an attack on nuclear facilities in Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 249
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Terrorism, Ukraine, Euromaidan, Coup
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Disinfo: Russia receives more cyberattacks from the US than it sends

Last year, Russia sent 45 requests to the relevant authority in the United States in connection with cyberattacks. In the first half of this year, the number reached 35. The US side did not provide an answer to any request. As an example, it can be cited a cyberattack "on the health care system in one of the large regions of Russia". The launching points of such attacks are not a secret to the Russian authorities.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the alleged attempts of Western governments to weaken and destabilise Russia.

Russian intelligence services have long been accused of targeting computer systems in the US and elsewhere, with a dozen of substantiated allegations made in the last 20 years. An analysis of high-profile cyber incidents since 2006 links at least 117 cyberattacks globally to Russia, of which many were against the US.

Disinfo: The leaders of European countries are subject to American dictates

Russia always stands by cooperation and constructive dialogue in its relations with European countries, but the United States is preventing this from happening. We see that the leaders of European countries are subject to American policy and dictates, and they cannot confront them.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US presence in Europe, portraying Europe as a vassal of the USA and trying to undermine the sovereignty of European countries. This narrative claims that almost all European countries are no longer truly sovereign and the United States dictates policies to the EU and its member states. For pro-Kremlin disinformation, countries that are outside of Russian control are US vassals, and some are vassals of vassals.

In fact, the EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US.

Disinfo: After 2014 coup, Ukraine committed genocide in Donbas

In 2013, an anti-constitutional coup took place in Ukraine. It was an armed coup d'etat with the help of foreign special services. [...] Then they went east. It was not a fight against some separatists, it was a war against the entire nation. This is the Ukrainian civil war. It is genocide.


A mix of several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in eastern Ukraine, presenting the conflict as a “civil war” and the genocide of its own people in Donbas. This narrative denies the role of Russian forces in the war in Ukraine. It also discredits the public protests in 2013-2014 describing them as an anti-constitutional coup.

The war in Ukraine is not a civil conflict but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014.