US preparing Maidan-style operation in Venezuela

Summary

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).

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: United States, Venezuela, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nicolas Maduro, Sphere of influence, Coup, Euromaidan, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sputnik News
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Germany funds Nazism in Ukraine

Germany allocates funds for the renovation of Stepan Bandera Street in Lviv, thus funding Nazism, and Nazi collaborators in Ukraine.

Germany supports all who ideologically support the Nazi regime.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about Germany and the EU supporting a Nazi regime in Ukraine and Nazism taking over Europe.

The medieval city centre of Lviv (Ukraine) has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The project of municipal development and rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development. The project started in 2009, and in 2015 Lviv and Leipzig signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, which stipulates the redevelopment of Stepan Bandera street.

In Estonia, racism won the election

Estonian elections brought Nazis in tailcoats to power.

In Estonia, racism won the election.

Americans are controlling Estonian media.

 

Disproof

Obviously, it wasn't the Nazis, but the Reform party that won the elections. Racism is not in the agenda of the Reform party.

Regarding the Estonian media, claims on the "US controlling the media" are unfounded. Estonia ranked 12th in the World Press Freedom Index. Ownership of the major media holdings in Estonia are transparent and diverse.

No public evidence of the use of Novichok in Salisbury

A year after the Salisbury poisoning, still no evidence of the use of Novichok was presented to the public.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Skripal poisoning, one of many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by pro-Kremlin outlets about this case. See here and here for EUvsDisinfo summary of disinformation narratives surrounding Skripal poisoning.

British police have presented a solid chain of evidence about the Skripal case, including pictures, that connects the two suspects to particular locations in the case. Parts of the material have been released to the public. British police and intelligence investigations have produced sufficient hard evidence to charge two Russian nationals for the attack on the Skripals. More British public documents and statements on the case can be found here.