Disinfo: Kyiv wants to exchange its Satanists for Orthodox priests


Sources from Ukraine's President Office confirm the plan of the Kyiv regime: taking Orthodox priests as prisoners in order to then exchange them for the regime's Satanists.

The Orthodox clergymen taken hostage by Kyiv are forced to swear allegiance to the Ukrainian Nazi sect.


No evidence provided. This is a pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory aiming at portraying Ukraine as "Satanist", in line with the recurring disinformation narrative that Ukraine is "Nazi".

In early December 2022, the Ukrainian government announced that it will draw up a law banning churches affiliated with Russia, following a series of raids on parishes that Kyiv says could be taking orders from Moscow.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have employed Satan and symbols associated with evil forces to prop up their disinformation efforts. In addition, they have falsely accused Ukraine of being "Nazi".

Ukraine is not a Nazi state and Nazism is not Ukraine’s ideology. A law passed in Ukraine in 2015 bans Nazi and Communist ideologies. The law prohibits the public use and propaganda of Nazi and Communist symbols. Far-right groups do exist in Ukraine, like in any other country, but they have a minor influence on politics and social life.


  • Reported in: Issue 320
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/12/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Satanism, Religion, Orthodox Church
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Disinfo: The French are getting discontent with providing funding for Ukraine

France is also experiencing an influx of refugees from Ukraine, plus colossal spending on military assistance. Local residents are clearly tired of all this. Here is the creativity - graffiti with Zelenskyy devouring money appeared in the suburbs of Paris. An inscription says: “Hello, France. Give me all your money. Sorry, though, I don't care." A "black hole" ate all the money that was sent to Ukraine.

Taxpayers from Europe are increasingly dissatisfied with the issue of supporting Ukraine. Citizens blame the deterioration of living standards on their governments, which spend large sums to maintain the Kyiv regime.


A mix of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives denigrating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a frequent target of pro-Kremlin disinformation, and attempting to undermine popular support for Ukraine in the West, all in the context of the Russian unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Contrary to the claim, no such graffiti can be found near the Saint-Mande metro station in Paris and the photo of the 3D graffiti is photo shop manipulation. The source of the disseminated photo, cited by the Kremlin propaganda outlets, has previously fabricated another photo also featuring graffiti about Zelenskyy, which was debunked by a number of fact-checking organisations. Read the full debunk of the story at Myth Detector.

Disinfo: The EU using Russian money to support Ukraine is theft

The illegal actions by Brussels to “freeze” the gold and foreign exchange reserves of the Russian Federation and the assets of individuals who enjoy immunity under international law, as well as the intention to get rid of them, is an illustrative lesson for the global community and corporations.

The EU has shown that it can simply steal financial reserves and abandon its obligations to protect private property, investment and respect international legal immunities.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that "theft" is the motivation behind the freezing and confiscation of Russian assets in Europe. This claim has been neither counterbalanced nor critically challenged in the article.

The recent European Commission proposal suggests using frozen Russian funds to compensate Ukraine for the damage and destruction caused by the unprovoked and unjustified Russian invasion of its territory. This is essential as Russian forces and their proxies have deliberately attacked and committed atrocities against civilians in Ukraine. They also destroyed expensive civilian infrastructure and committed other serious violations of international and humanitarian law. In light of this, Members of the European Parliament recognised Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state that “uses means of terrorism”.

Disinfo: Ukrainian refugees provoked a record outbreak of HIV in Poland

After the influx of Ukrainians to Poland, a record incidence of new HIV was registered in the country.


A pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukrainian refugees, deployed in the context of Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Part of a wider set of Kremlin narratives to undermine Western popular support to Ukraine.

The claim about the increase in HIV infection in Poland, caused by the influx of Ukrainian refugees, represents a manipulation of the original article by a polish outlet Wirtualna Polska. Nowhere in the article is it mentioned that Ukrainian refugees are causing the record outbreak of the infection.