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CIA behind the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Summary of Disinformation

The autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a special operation of the CIA, which also supports Islamists in Afghanistan and political terror in Latin America (Regnum, Sputnik)


CIA helped Ukrainian Church split from Russian Orthodox Church (Vesti)

regnum.ru/news/2539376.html, news.sputnik.ru/obschestvo/36557edb513474da7599dab11e6e5468b29a4595, russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/58500/episode_id/2026807/video_id/2063900.
web.archive.org/web/20181218154031/https://news.sputnik.ru/obschestvo/36557edb513474da7599dab11e6e5468b29a4595, web.archive.org/web/20181218154035/https://regnum.ru/news/2539376.html, web.archive.org/web/20181218154036/https://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/58500/episode_id/2026807/video_id/2063900

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about CIA and narrative about Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

For an example of a similar disinformation message in German and further debunking see here.

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Reported in: Issue 130
Date: 18.12.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
Keywords: autocephaly, Orthodox Church, Secret services, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Regnum, Sputnik, Vesti @Rossiya 1 (42.10 - 42.30)
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