Disinfo: The areas that were put under Martial law in Ukraine are all pro-Russian areas. The Martial law is a way for Poroshenko to stay in power


The areas that were put under Martial law in Ukraine are all pro-Russian areas, or the areas that did not vote in 2014 election because they were a part of their new countries – Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, or the areas where Poroshenko lost. Areas under martial law are the areas most against him. If the election is allowed to continue he will not be re-elected. With this martial law he has the ability to stay in power.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and Azov Sea.

Claims about the martial law imposed on pro-Russian areas are misleading and unsubstantiated. The martial law was applied to 10 Ukrainian regions that are bordering Russia, the Sea of Azov and unrecognised Transistria. As shown by the Polygraph, majority of those regions supported Poroshenko's candidacy in the previous presidential poll.


  • Reported in: Issue 129
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/12/2018
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Elections
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Disinfo: The West is using OSCE to fuel terrorism in Tajikistan

Europe and US are creating and financing subversive opposition structures in Tajikistan. They use OSCE to fuel terrorism there.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the EU and OSCE. EU-Tajikistan relations today are conducted within the framework of the EU Central Asia Strategy 2014-2020. Their cooperation under the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) includes the facilitation of economic transition for Tajikistan, and the promotion of inclusive, sustainable human and economic development. The EU is assisting the government of Tajikistan with its structural reform process and enhancing the capacity of civil society in the country. Read more about the cooperation between EU and Tajikistan here. Find more about OSCE's activity in Tajikistan here.

Disinfo: 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. Pro-Kremlin sources repeatedly accuse foreign military of taking part in the war in Ukraine without providing any evidence, see dozens of cases in our database. Earlier, Polish Ministry for National Defence and Lithuania's Armed Forces have confirmed that their soldiers have only delivered trainings to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and do not take part in combat actions. Further debunking by Stop Fake.