Disinfo: US brought Poroshenko to power via armed coup


In 2014, the US brought Ukrainian President Poroshenko to power by way of an armed coup.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative painting the 2013-14 events in Ukraine as a Western-backed coup, and casting the country as a failing state incapable of making its own domestic or foreign-policy choices.

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.

Petro Poroshenko won the presidency in a free and transparent nationwide poll, as reported by the OSCE. The only parts of Ukraine where voters were barred from participating in the election were Crimea (then recently annexed and occupied by Russia) and parts of the Donbas (occupied by Moscow-backed armed groups) (ibid., pp. 5-6).


  • Reported in: Issue162
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: EU, Encircling Russia, US presence in Europe, Coup, Petro Poroshenko, Europe


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24 crew members of Ukrainian ships violated Russian maritime borders in the Kerch Strait

24 crew members of Ukrainian ships were arrested by the Russian Coast Guard in November 2018 for violating Russian maritime borders in the Kerch Strait.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Kerch incident.

On the 25th of November 2018, border patrol boats belonging to Russia’s FSB security service seized two small Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels and a tug boat and their crews after shooting at them, wounding several Ukrainian servicemen and arresting 24 members.

Cultural genocide and the loss of 1300 primary schools awaits Ukraine

Cultural genocide and the loss of 1300 primary schools awaits Ukraine.



The article doesn’t give any evidence or proof or links to the source(s) about the closure or loss of 1300 primary schools in Ukraine.

The author fails to mention that the article refers to art schools in Ukraine. (As there are 1303 art schools in Ukraine in 2019).

There are only two countries at the G7 which are against the return of Russia

If you start to analyse the positions within the Seven itself, then in fact, the position is not so clear. Only two countries are strongly opposed. This is Canada, which set the return of Crimea as a required condition, and Great Britain.






Pro-Kremlin disinformation about the G7 and the return of Russia to this organisation. See a previous case: G7 is only a facade for the Global Rulers and the Western leaders are merely marionettes of the shadow rulers

At a news conference before the beginning of the G7 summit in France on 24 August, Donald Tusk said there are more reasons than ever for keeping Moscow out. Russia was expelled from the grouping, previously known as the G8, in 2014 for illegally annexing Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and for supporting separatists in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine – a war that has killed more than 13,000 people since April 2014. Germany, France and Britain have also rejected the idea of inviting Russia back into the G7.