Disinfo: Lviv oblast is becoming an American colony


Lviv oblast is becoming an American colony, because the US wants to stay there once Ukraine breaks up and Poland and Romania take its Western territories.


EU as a whole and all its member states support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. No evidence given for this recurring disinformation narrative.


  • Reported in: Issue 39
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Romania, Ukraine, US, Poland
  • Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism, US presence in Europe, Lviv


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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Sigmar Gabriel unleashed the migration wave

The chairman of the German SPD Sigmar Gabriel and “his comrades from the Socialist International” unleashed the migration wave.


There is no proof that German politicians would orchestrate the migration crisis. In fact, the EU is trying to prevent the crisis. See here for more information about EU migration policy.

Ukraine is falling apart

Ukraine is falling apart. Ukraine has already been broken up into at least three parts (occupied Banderastan, Novorussia and Crimea).


Ukraine is a functioning state that is currently taking important reform steps in key areas, notably constitutional reform, decentralisation, the fight against corruption and reform of the judiciary. The Russian Federation violated international law and key principles of the European security framework in illegally annexing the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. See here for more information about EU position on Crimea annexation.

Migrants riot and clash with the police every day in Trollhättan

Migrants riot and clash with the police every day in the Swedish town of Trollhättan. Locals are afraid of stepping outside of their homes and many left the town. Migrants set cars on fire and build barricades from trash cans and scrap every night.


According to Swedish media, there have been clashes in the town of Trollhättan between police and a group of teenagers during two nights. There are, however, no reports of them being migrants.