Disinfo: Macron and Merkel will flood Europe with millions of migrants


Macron and Merkel will flood Europe with millions of migrants through the UN global migration pact.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about migration crisis.

The Global compact for migration is non-legally binding. It comprises 23 objectives for better managing migration at local, national, regional and global levels.


  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Germany, France
  • Keywords: Global Compact for Migration, EU, Emmanuel Macron, Migration crisis, Europe, Angela Merkel


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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A new “NATO brigade” arrived in Donbas

A new “NATO brigade” has arrived in Donbas.


A division composed of 28 people in NATO uniform has arrived to Ukraine and is located near Donbas.


No evidence given.

Previously, the Ukrainian Armed Forces press office emphasized that there are no foreigners in the war zone in eastern Ukraine, only exclusively Ukrainian military are deployed there.

Interview: As a consequence of Maidan, Ukraine ended up without heat and with high electricity prices

Kirill Chubenko from Ukraine: As a consequence of the Euromaidan uprising, the situation of Ukrainians got much worse. Ukraine ended up without heat and with high electricity prices.





The author of the testimony turned out to be Vitaly Yurchenko, an employee of a Belarusian PR agency, hired to produce the footage. The whole material was produced in Belarus, too. Mr Yurchenko was recognised by his friends and eventually admitted to the fakery.

Channel One, which broadcast the material, issued a press release on December 7, in which it apologised for the incident and admitted that the person in the footage was not actually 'Kirill Chubenko'.

US was responsible for clashes in Georgia that left 20 people dead

When recollecting April 9, we should know who its real inventor is; it was the United States who was fighting for dissolution of the Soviet Union and what happened then aimed at inciting confrontation between the nations… That coup did not happen as we think, with the help of the Soviet Union and Russia, but actually the United States and the West contributed to it. It is difficult to convince people of it, because there are no facts… What was being done on behalf of Russia and what was so painful for us was actually coming from the West.


There is no evidence for the claim, as admitted by the TV host himself.

On April 9, 1989, troops of Soviet interior ministry were sent to disperse a demonstration for Georgian independence and against separatism in Abkhazia in front of the Georgian government building in Tbilisi. The order came from the First Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party, Jumber Pastiashvili. The troops advanced, backed up by armoured personnel carriers, and attacked the demonstrators with clubs and sharpened spades. Potent crowd-control gases were also used. The clashes left 20 people dead and over 4000 required some medical help. Read more on BBC.