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Four Biggest Misconceptions About #Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

Categories: Ukraine, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Governance, Human Rights, Media & Journalism, Politics, Protest

Ucrainica Marginalis [1] published an overview of the four largest misconceptions about #Euromaidan [2], written by scholars Sofiya Grachova & Stephen A. Walsh. What this overview points out is the vast gap between how international media and outside spectators view what is happening and the message that Ukrainians involved in Euromaidan protests are trying to get across to their government and the world.

Listed as the largest misconceptions are:

Misconception #1: Ukraine is divided between east and west.
Misconception #2: Ukrainian protests are about joining the EU.
Misconception #3: Protest forces in Ukraine are dominated by the far right.
Misconception #4: The protests should cease immediately and give way to negotiations between the regime and the leaders of opposition political parties.