East StratCom disinformation claim:

There was a coup in Ukraine, which eventually resulted in a civil war.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 11. June 2016

Debunk claim:

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 Ukraine is a result of Russian aggression, also condemned by the UN GA Resolution 68/262 (http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/a_res_68_262.pdf).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depoua, blogger, researcher in Disinformation Review issue 30. The item is located at row number 48 in the report.

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