Tag "Maidan"

Moscow falsely accuses Ukraine of violating Friendship Treaty

By Polygraph Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “… Maidan authorities, who under the guise of fighting the ‘aggressor’ violate fundamental rights of their own citizens and try to ruin traditional multi-faceted ties between the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, will obviously leave not a good memory, and the court of history will inevitably pass a harsh sentence for them.” Source: TASS Russian News Agency, March 12, 2019 FALSE Moscow is

Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution Was Not a ‘Coup’

By Polygraph Vladimir Putin President of Russian Federation The U.S. used Russia to prevent Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich from using his military against rioters in Kiev, and then ‘cheated’ Moscow by supporting an armed coup, President Vladimir Putin said. Source: RT, March 8, 2018 FALSE Maidan was not an armed coup. Former President Yanukovych left on his own volition because his allies deserted him. On March 8, the Russian government-funded

Fake: Georgian Snipers Shot Maidan Demonstrators

The fourth anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution is not only an important historical milestone for the country; it is also a significant disinformation opportunity for the Kremlin propaganda machine. Vesti nedeli  (News of the Week),  a weekly current affairs show on the state run Rossiya 1 television network and its presenter, Russia’s main spin doctor and TV commentator Dimitry Kiselyov took full advantage of the anniversary to claim the Maidan

Fake: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Disbanding Maidan Investigative Group

Russian media reported that Ukraine’s newly appointed Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko is disbanding the special branch investigating events on the Maidan. Sites such as Ukraina.ru, the television channel Zvezda and many state owned Russian channels and web sites presented this story citing Lutsenko’s Facebook post as their source. Lutsenko’s Facebook post however is about a completely different department, one that is being liquidated because it was obstructing the investigation of

Kremlin’s ‘Top-5 Propaganda Myths, Fakes, and Stupidities’ of the Week

Dmitry Bukovsky of Kyiv’s “Delovaya stolitsa” provides a particularly rich harvest of the Kremlin’s “top propaganda myths, fakes and stupidities” of the last week, a collection that simultaneously shows how duplicitous and foolish Moscow commentaries are and how skeptical everyone should be about them. The five (www.dsnews.ua/politics/top-5-propagandistskih-mifov-feykov-i-glupostey-kremlya-14062015110000) are the following: Not a Medal but a Medallion and Not an Award but a Souvenir. Immediately after Vladimir Putin met Pope Francis

Reuters did not Report that People on Maidan were Killed by Opposition’s Snipers

On October 13, ukraina.ru website posted the information that journalists of world-known Reuters news agency conducted an investigation of murders at Maydan in Kyiv in February 2014 and allegedly came to the conclusion that people there were killed by opposition snipers. This news (with reference to ukraina.ru) appeared on other sites and social networks as well. However, this information does not correspond to reality. Website ukraina.ru refers to an article

The lie: Parubiy requested The State Border Service to organize a diversion against Russia

Photos of a letter dated May 28 of the Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy to the Head of the State Border Service Mykola Lytvyn are being massively spread in Internet. In this classified letter Parubiy allegedly asks Lytvyn to stage a showdown with militants in the frontier area and to capture Russian arms in order to discredit Russia in the eyes of the international community.

Fake: disappearance of money from the fund for the families of the “Heavenly Hundred”

Multiple Russian websites, including that of Komsomolskaya Pravda (Eng: Komsomol Truth), informed of a scandal in Ukraine; allegedly, there was a disappearance of donations that had been made for the families and relatives of the Heavenly Hundred. (This is how Euro-Maidan victims are called in Kiev.) The given information is also spreading through social media networks. The authors refer to documents and statements of an MP of the Supreme Council

Dummy female employee of the Zhytomyr regional state administration telling REN TV about the brutalities of the supporters of Euromaidan

The Russian REN-TV channel covered a story about Yuliya Kolish, a female employee of the Zhytomyr regional state administration, who survived the invasion of the Right Sector’s “armed bandits” during the active phase of Euromaidan. The TV spot tells that Kolish stood up on the streets of Kiev to defend the portraits of the killed “Berkut” police officers. These portraits were allegedly supposed to be destroyed by the members of

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