Disinfo: Donbas residents prevented from voting in the presidential elections


Kyiv prevented 4 million Donbas residents from voting in the presidential elections.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the elections in Ukraine. As reported by StopFake, Ukrainians living in the Russian Federation or in the occupied territories of Donbas were not denied the right to vote. According to Ukrainian civic network OPORA, an election watchdog, voting stations were in fact opened not far from the frontlines in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In the Donetsk region, there are 12 electoral districts (for an estimated 1.4 million voters), while in the Luhansk region, there are 6 districts (for an estimated 522,000 voters). According to data provided by the Central Election Commission, residents of occupied Donbas and internally-displaced persons were also taking part in the election process.


  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/04/2019
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood, Elections, Donbas
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Disinfo: Sweden cancelled Christmas TV concert not to irritate migrants

Swedish TV cancelled broadcast of the most popular Christmas concert, in order not to irritate Muslim immigrants.


Recurring disinformation narrative about the decline of Christianity in Europe. The outdoor concert 'O, Holy Night' was broadcast live from the city of Örebro by national broadcaster TV4. The broadcast last Christmas was cancelled, due to contract issues, as English language Swedish site The Local writes.

Disinfo: Ukraine is a vassal to the US, Nato and the EU

For the past five years, the Kiev-dominated Ukrainian state has been nothing but a puppet regime for Washington, NATO and to a lesser extent the European Union. It has served as a spearhead against Russia with vile provocations and slander. It is in fact an abomination of international law and democratic principles.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukraine's statehood. Similar cases can be studied here, here and here. Ukraine is a sovereign state, one of the founding members of the United Nations. Neither US, nor the EU countries in general or Germany in particular control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, but were violated by Russia in 2014.

Disinfo: Religious organisations are employed in the Western war against Armenia

As Western NGOs have failed to draw Armenia away from its ties to Russia, religious organisations, representing the Global Government, have been employed. In the Western undeclared war on Yerevan, Mormons are playing the role of intelligence agents, as they are capable of collecting information across Armenian territory freely. In turn, the Jehovah’s Witnesses perform the role of a military service that occupies entire cities and villages, while forming their new legions from local citizens. In essence, the purpose of these sects is to conduct subversive activities, to destroy the foundations of statehood under the pretext of promoting faith.


No evidence given. Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood.