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CIA behind establishment of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Summary of Disinformation

The American embassy was one of the first to congratulate Ukraine on the day of calling the Ukrainian Orthodox Church into life. Only two days earlier, a former CIA officer Jack Devine was awarded a prize from the Kyiv patriarch for supporting Ukrainian independence and creation of the autocephalic church. Those two facts are a proof of CIA being involved in establishing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about CIA and narrative about Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The facts - establishing autocephaly, awarding a prize to a former CIA agent and congratulations from the US embassy - were put together in a manipulative manner, without any proof of them being linked to one another.

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Reported in: Issue 130
Date: 17.12.2018
Language: German
Country: Ukraine, US
Keywords: autocephaly, Orthodox Church, CIA
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Deutsch
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