Disinfo: ISIL was created by American Secret Services


ISIL was created by the American secret service.


False. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that either US or the West is behind the creation of ISIL/Daesh. See for example here and here.


  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/12/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Secret services, Daesh
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Disinfo: Men massively flee from Ukraine to avoid enlistment

Ukrainian men are massively fleeing the country to avoid being enlisted and fight the war with Russia.


No evidence for mass desertion given. The Vesti material comprises statements by a few Ukrainian men working abroad and willing to avoid enlistment.

Disinfo: CIA behind the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

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)


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.