Disinfo: French Maidan – a lesson for all those who refuse to obey American diktat


The riots are well-organised and very aggressive: this is a French Maidan. (36:40) //

There is a link between Macron’s plan to create a European army with the Paris riots: “This is a lesson for all those who refuse to obey American diktat.” (49:00)


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Maidan and US presence in Europe.


  • Reported in: Issue 128
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, France
  • Keywords: yellow vests, European army, US presence in Europe, Euromaidan


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Mogherini asked Ukraine to organize a provocation

Ukraine planned a provocation in the Kerch Strait, they hoped that their vessels would be sunk by Russians.

“You remember when before (the incident, the High Representative of the EU Federica) Mogherini told them (to Ukrainians): “Do something in order to justify our offensive” in the region. Now the West, who ordered this provocation, is using this opportunity to react on something”.


EU's High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini did not ask such a thing. It is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and Azov Sea.

For background:

For background:

Poroshenko and the US planned the Kerch strait confrontation

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the US planned the Kerch strait confrontation. The US probably approved Poroshenko’s plan in order to use the incident against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Azov Sea. and Nord Stream 2.

There is no connection between the Kerch strait clash and Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Children in Mariupol forced to dig trenches

Children in Mariupol have been forced to dig trenches for soldiers.


A pastor maniac is forcing children to dig trenches in Mariupol.


In fact, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, chaplain and founder of the Charity Fund "Pilgrim" organized an activity outdoor to support the Ukrainian military at the front lines along the Azov Sea. According to Mokhnenko, they cleaned up several trenches, dugouts, pulled out weeds on "a territory that was safe for children". "The children took this decision themselves in order to support the military", emphasised Mokhnenko.

Gennadiy Mokhnenko is not facing any criminal charges