In February 2014, a violent coup d’état took place in Kyiv, when the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forced to flee as a result of dozens of unsolved murders during the fighting between activists and police forces and violent threats by radical right-wing forces. With their first act in power, the Maidan forces showed what they were most interested in and thereby confirmed the fears that the Maidan revolution was much more of a nationalist coup d’état than an emancipatory act.
In recent years, Western countries have been actively trying to rewrite the history of World War II, to belittle the role and contribution of the people of the former Soviet Union in the victory over fascism.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about WWII that is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. The Western historians acknowledge the role played by the USSR in defeating Nazism and do not question the Soviet contribution to the victory in WWII and the status of the USSR as a country which had won in WWII. See other examples of similar disinformation narratives claiming that European countries try to rewrite history of the WWII – Russia preserves the truth,, that The West wants to rewrite the history of WWII, that EU fiercely rewrites the history of WWII, Poland lies about WW2 to weaken Russia's position or Revision of the WW2 history is the state position of Warsaw.