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US preparing Maidan-style operation in Venezuela

Summary of Disinformation

Washington is preparing to stage a civilian massacre in Venezuela and use it as a pretext for deposing President Maduro. The US previously resorted to similar tactics in Ukraine and other sovereign states, where CIA-manufactured violent uprisings were used to replace democratically elected leaders with US-friendly stooges.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", also present in the case of Venezuela.

There is no evidence to support the claim that the CIA played a role in the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests (more information on their background can be found here); the blame for the February 2014 massacre of civilians in Kyiv lay on the Berkut riot police unit, not foreign actors or the anti-Yanukovych opposition (further debunking here).

 

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Reported in: Issue 140
Date: 05.03.2019
Language: English
Country: United States, Venezuela, Ukraine
Keywords: Nicolas Maduro, Sphere of influence, Coup, Euromaidan, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik News
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