Disinfo: Freemasons began secretly chipping Ukrainians

Summary

The process of ‘chipisation’ (inserting microchips under the skin) of the population has started in Ukraine. Ukrainians will be ‘chipped’ by the American organisation Rotary International, associated with the Freemasons.

Disproof

Another conspiracy theory about immunisation and vaccination of humanity. Hinting at the existence of secret societies of freemasons ruling the world from behind the curtains is a frequent method used by pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets, to sow distrust in national authorities and state bodies.

Information about the 'chipping' of Ukrainians appeared on a personal page on the social network of a Ukrainian dentist. In his post, he ironically writes for fans of conspiracy theory, writing a clearly comic post about 'biochipisation' of the population. This sarcastic post was picked up and reported in all seriousness by some journalists.

Rotary International was founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris. Rotary is a network of more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide in more than 34.000 clubs. In Ukraine, there are more than 40 clubs spread over the country. Rotary is a worldwide organisation that brings together business and private people who want to make a change to save the world, to build business and friendship relations in its country and across borders, meeting leaders from worldwide societies with success in life and Rotary. In Ukraine, the Rotary Club implements several charity projects aimed at improving the quality of life of Ukrainians. The club has nothing to do with the Freemasons.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 196
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, vaccination, Secret elites / global elites
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Ukrainian authorities are loyal to the demonstration of the swastika

The propaganda of Nazism is formally prohibited in Ukraine, but the authorities are loyal to the display of the swastika and officials make the “Sieg Heil”. Even the country’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during his trip to Donbas, was dressed in a uniform with a skull on a chevron – a sign that resembles Nazi symbols.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazism in Ukraine.

The article claims that the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is wearing a uniform with a chevron which is "similar" to Nazi symbols. This symbol is not related to the Nazi's. It is a symbol of the 72nd Separate Mechanised Brigade - the military formation of the mechanised troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

NATO soldiers have already been vaccinated against COVID-19

Despite all quarantine restrictions, “Defender Europe 2020” has not been cancelled! Just reduced in scope. The most interesting is that NATO forces move through the most infected parts of Germany – Munich, Baden-Württemberg, and Hamburg. Do they really care about the danger of getting infected? There is an assumption that NATO soldiers have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and other war viruses. There is also reason to believe that when the coronavirus appeared in China, the agents of the Western special services who used the virus there already had a vaccination against it.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence provided to support the claim. This is part of a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

NATO pays special attention to the vaccination, NATO forces should have adequate immunity against several known diseases, like Diphtheria, Measles, Pertussis, Polio, Rubella, and Tetanus. And if necessary, should be vaccinated prior to exposure to these diseases: Hepatitis A and B, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningitis, etc. However, NATO soldiers could not have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as there is no vaccine against novel coronavirus. It can take a number of years for a new vaccine to be developed.

The West have disposed of Ukraine like a trash

Where is this American-European project, known as “Ukraine” in the press now? Is there anyone still interested in it in the West? The country does not exist in the Western information space anymore. They have destroyed it and disposed of it like a trash. And who will have to clean up after this?

Disproof

Presented as a series of rhetorical questions, this disinformation message advances pro-Kremlin narratives undermining the statehood of Ukraine and casting it as abandoned by its partners.

International media continues to write about Ukraine: see for example a recent message by the Reuters news agency, about the additional World Bank loan of 135 mln US dollars to help reform Ukraine's healthcare system.