East StratCom disinformation claim:

Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Supreme NATO Commander have conspired against Obama. Phillip Breedlove wanted to unleash a war against Russia. // The revolution on Maydan was a putsch and junta took over the power in Ukraine.

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Period/date: 3. July 2016

Debunk claim:

The article is based on General Breedlove’s leaked emails, their text does not support any of the claims in the article: https://theintercept.com/2016/07/01/nato-general-emails/ // The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of disappointment and indignation by large parts of the Ukrainian population to the Yanukovych government’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. The total number of radical groups never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide), however, consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens (http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_37844-1522-2-30.pdf).

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Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 4 in the report.

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