East StratCom disinformation claim:
President Obama provoked a coup and a civil war in Ukraine.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 17. April 2016
Repeating already debunked disinformation. The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians’ own desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress toward that goal as a result of Russian pressure (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm#cl403). The war in Eastern Ukraine is a consequence of Russian military aggression (http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/hiding-in-plain-sight-putin-s-war-in-ukraine-and-boris-nemtsov-s-putin-war).
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 24. The item is located at row number 13 in the report.