East StratCom disinformation claim:

There was a coup in Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych is still the legitimate president of the country.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 2. March 2017

Debunk claim:

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013 http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_37844-1522-2-30.pdf?140612145651. // Democratic, competitive and generally well-organised presidential and parliamentary elections were held in 2014 and local elections in 2015.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 11 in the report.

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