Disinfo: “Cold” riots throughout Ukraine

Summary

Ukraine is on the verge of a social explosion. The cold war with its own population took hundreds of people to the streets. The country is freezing due to lack of hot water and heat.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian disintegration.

Distorting and amplifying an issue which happened only in some localities when they were facing problems with the heating system, it did not happen all over Ukraine.

Further debunking by Stop Fake.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The European Union is falling apart. Poland is leaving the EU.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about EU's disintegration.

European Council President Donald Tusk recently stated that Poland risks following UK out of EU. There was no announcement that Poland is actually leaving the EU.

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The Swiss are “provocateurs” who want to escalate tensions [between Russia and the West], as they always used to. They can sense war is coming. It is without doubt that the war will come, its form is yet unclear. Now, world coalitions are being formed – this is what happened before WWI, as well as before WWII.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West. No sign of any Swiss provocation.

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Disproof

The disinformation message originates in a Russian language website, translated into Georgian. The claim that Hillary Clinton’s thesis was about Lucifer is manipulative: one of Clinton’s papers involved criticism of the community organization model by Saul Alinsky. The book by Alinsky that Clinton referred to, was about radicalism and discussion or acknowledgement of Lucifer was not its main concept. Further debunking by Myth Detector.