Disinfo: Refugees from the Middle East will enter Ukraine and ruin the country


These elections are the last ones. In 2024, Ukraine will no longer exist. WWIII is approaching. Refugees from the Middle East will enter Ukraine and ruin the country.


No evidence given to support the claims concerning the demise of Ukraine, imminent World War 3 or around the claims about an influx of migrants. Similar disinformation message to a previous claims made in the Russian media, in 2017, that Ukraine will accept 20,000 refugees instead of Germany. See the debunk here. See also article on EUvsDisinfo website on how Ukraine stands out as the country, most targeted by disinformation by pro-Kremlin media.




  • Reported in: Issue160
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Refugees, Middle East, Ukrainian statehood


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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Nazis are still in power in Ukraine

Nazis are still in power in Ukraine.


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