East StratCom disinformation claim:

The West provoked the Maidan protests and burned the bridges between Ukraine and Russia.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 8. March 2016 to 9. March 2016

Debunk claim:

The demonstrations which began in Kiev in November 2013 were born out of Ukrainians’ desire for a closer relationship with the European Union, and their frustration when former President Yanukovych halted progress in this direction (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 19. The item is located at row number 24 in the report.

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