East StratCom disinformation claim:
In 2014, the West provoked antigovernment protests of Ukrainians to distract the world from the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Documentation for claim
published by РИА Новости – события в России и мире: темы дня, фото, видео, инфографика, радио
Period/date: 17. February 2017
No evidence given. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of a large part of the Ukrainian society to the former President Yanukovych’s departure from the Association Agreement with the EU in November 2013.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 37 in the report.