Disinfo: 50 thousand people would have got killed in Donbas if Russia did not intervene in Ukraine in 2014

Summary

If our country [Russia] did not intervene that spring of the year of 2014, not ten thousand would have got killed there, but fifty thousand.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. The human rights missions that travelled to Ukraine in 2014 did not find evidence that the Russian minority would have been in any danger: 1. The Advisory Committee’s Ad hoc Report on the situation of national minorities in Ukraine, adopted on 1 April 2014, Council of Europe; 2. Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 15 June 2014; 4. Statement by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities on her Recent Visit to Ukraine, 4 April 2014, Statement of 19 September 2014

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  • Reported in: Issue 95
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/01/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine
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Russia is a "peacemaker country".

While the United States “is dragging the world into war”, Russia is a “peacemaker country”.

Disproof

Recurring narrative in the pro-Kremlin disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/good-russia/, . Russia is currently involved in several conflicts and has illegally annexed a part of Ukraine.

US organises migration to destroy Europe

The US organises migration to destroy Europe because otherwise the continent would have been as powerful as the United States. The Muslim invasion however will destroy European society. Immigration was started by the United States by creating chaos in the Middle East, which helped the rise of ISIS. Their plan is being executed by European politicians who are being paid off by the Americans.

Disproof

No evidence provided for recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation and conspiracy theory.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate does not exist

Kyiv Patriarchate has not been recognized in the world at all. [—] And the church of the Kyiv Patriarchate does not exist.

Disproof

Non-recognition does not mean that the church or its congregation do not exist. According to a poll conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center in November 2016, the majority of Ukrainians - 64.7% - consider themselves Orthodox; among them 39.5% identify themselves with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate and 23.3% refer themselves to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.