Disinfo: US sponsored Maidan in Ukraine in 2014

Summary

In the United States, it was confirmed that Washington participated in the preparation of the Euromaidan in Ukraine in 2014. Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said $5 billion was spent preparing the Revolution.

Disproof

This is a recurring narrative that Ukraine is influenced by the West, and Maidan in 2014 was a coup d'etat, planned by the West.

This is about a statement by former US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland in late 2013, in the midst of the Dignity Revolution in Ukraine (video from 07:27). Then she said that the United States has invested $5 billion in more than 20 years to develop democratic processes and reforms in Ukraine. The diplomat said that this is the total amount of assistance that Washington has allocated to Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Money was allocated for fair elections, to fight corruption and to develop the energy sector. Victoria Nuland later frequently repeated these theses, including in various interviews. 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue175
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Sphere of influence, Coup, Euromaidan, Conspiracy, The West

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