Disinfo: 50 Moscow Patriarchate churches in Ukraine captured over the last four years


Schismatics captured by assault more than 50 Moscow Patriarchate churches in Ukraine since 2014.


There has been no assault. According to the Ukrainian law, the owner of the church building and all church property is not the patriarchy or the diocese, but the parish community, even when the parishioners decide to move from one Church to another. Further debunk by The Insider. Similar disinformation: euvsdisinfo.eu/report/neo-nazis-preparing-to-assault-a-monastery-in-kiev/,


  • Reported in: Issue 120
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/09/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Orthodox Church
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Disinfo: "They are going to brainwash them": Kyiv is deploying forces to Western Ukraine

The administration in Kyiv is planning to introduce a 90-day-long state of emergency in Transcarpathia. This will introduce several restrictions for people. A few days ago a document was published, which suggests that Kyiv is losing control over Western Ukraine. Allegedly, the letter was written by Oleg Voyevodin, the head of the Ukrainian Securty Service in Transcarpathia, to Alexander Turchinov. In it, Vojevodin discusses activities that would be performed by the secret services to prepare the region for the state of emergency. According to the article, there are two possible goals by introducing this state of emergency: there are separatists in Transcarpathia that Kyiv had kept secret before; or they are trying to save Petro Poroshenko’s presidency by making it impossible to hold elections in the whole country. Additionally, a local Ukrainian reporter shot a video of Ukrainian military units going from Lviv to Transcarpathia.


There is no proof that Ukraine wants to introduce a state of emergency anywhere in the country, and nothing suggests that there are either separatists in Transcarpathia or the administration wants to avoid elections.

Disinfo: The West is spreading atheism and Satanism through Ukraine

The West’s main goal for the next decades is to inject atheism in Russia, which is a direct way to Satanism. It uses Ukrainian people to turn turn the Christian world into Satanism.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Satanism in Europe. Please see examples here and here.

Disinfo: US forced Kyiv to falsify the results of the Ukrainian presidential election in 2014

In 2014, the US ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payet forced Kyiv to falsify the results of the presidential election and declare Petro Poroshenko as the president of Ukraine. Poroshenko received 40% of votes, but Payet asked to announce publicly 62%.


No evidence given. On election day in 2014 more than 1,200 observers from 49 countries were reporting across Ukraine. International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) concluded on 26 May 2014 that the early presidential election in this country “was characterized by high voter turnout and the clear resolve of the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and with a respect for fundamental freedoms in the vast majority of the country. This was despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions and the increasing attempts to derail the process by armed groups in these parts of the country."