Disinfo: Protests in Georgia were pre-planned, Ukrainians were paid to participate in them


All signs clearly show that the protests in Georgia were pre-organized. Ukrainian sites are reporting of Ukrainians who have been paid and arrived in advance in order to participate in these protests. There was a demand for it, as the adventure with Tomos [the separation of Ukrainian Orthodox Church] failed.





Conspiracy theory with no evidence. Consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions.

The protests in Georgia started spontaneously during the morning of June 20th 2019 when a Russian MP from the Communist Party, Sergei Gavrilov, took the Georgian Parliament Speaker's seat during an annual meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO).

The opposition boycotted the presence of the Russian delegation in Tbilisi which then grew to the protests in front of the Parliament.


  • Reported in: Issue 155
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Georgia
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions


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.

see more

OPCW ignores dissenting report proving Douma chemical attack was staged

The OPCW failed to include crucial evidence in its final report on the April 2018 Douma chemical attack. A dissenting opinion produced by a member of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission provided unambiguous contradictory data which explicitly showed that the attack was staged.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives aiming to discredit the OPCW and claiming that the Douma chemical attack was staged by Western actors in order to justify military action against the Assad regime.

As stated in our original debunk, the leaked report is an engineering assessment produced by one former OPCW employee, not a member of the Fact-Finding Mission.

Trump can win a second term only if he dares to oppose the CIA, Riyadh and Tel Aviv

The only way for Trump to lose the election is to get himself be misled in a major conflict. The pressure applied on him by the US intelligence community and the so-called “Middle Eastern allies” of the US starts to kick in. He may fall victim of a provocation or a false-flag event, even though he knows that he must avoid the actual shooting war in the Persian Gulf at all costs. Trump will be elected for a second term only if he dares to openly oppose the CIA, Tel-Aviv and Riyadh.


A conspiracy theory, presented without any evidence, suggesting outside forces and the intelligence services decide the outcome of US elections. Similar claims can be found here.

The idea of "shadow rulers" is consistent with a recurrent narrative of the Elites vs. the People.

Boris Johnson always does whatever the US wants him to do

US president Trump always uses the hands-on approach, as he has recently travelled to Britain to oversea [sic!] the replacement of the lame duck Theresa May with the new favorite – Boris Johnson. The latter is a natural born showman all right, but the best part about him is that he does whatever the US wants him to do long before any whip needs to be cracked.


Conspiracy theory, presented without evidence, suggesting UK dependence of Washington. Similar cases can be found here.

The trope of "Lost Sovereignty" is a recurring narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation.