Disinfo: US and its allies enforce suppression of truth

Summary

Without enforced suppression of truth, there would be no way that the U.S. and its allied regimes could continue hiding the lies that were behind the coup against Ukraine in 2014

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative depicting the 2013-14 protests in Kyiv as a coup d’état orchestrated by the West.

There was no coup d’état in Ukraine. The onset of the Euromaidan protests was a spontaneous  and endogenous reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden withdrawal from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

The protesters’ demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, the formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence.

Read a similar case claiming that the West organised the Maidan coup in order to transform Ukraine into an anti-Russian state

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Coup, Euromaidan

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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