East StratCom disinformation claim:

The association agreement is so important for Brussels that the US provoked a coup in Kiev because of it.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 7. April 2016

Debunk claim:

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)

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 22. The item is located at row number 37 in the report.

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