Any attempt to give Donbas to Ukraine will be perceived as surrendering the territory to the Nazis.
Ukrainian-Russian relations were corrupted by a coup d’état in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in 2014 when people with hostile feelings towards Russia came to power in Ukraine.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative depicting the 2013-14 protests in Kyiv as a coup d’état orchestrated by the West.
There was no coup d’état in Ukraine. The onset of the Euromaidan protests was a spontaneous and endogenous reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden withdrawal from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The protesters’ demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, the formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence. See the full debunk of this disinformation claim here.
Read a similar case claiming that the West organised the Maidan coup in order to transform Ukraine into an anti-Russian state.