Disinfo: Ukrainian government relies on criminals, gangs and illegal arms trade


The current Ukrainian government relies on criminals, illegal arms trade and gangs with weapons.


Patently untrue. The current Ukrainian government was established after democratic elections and holds itself in power through democratic processes.


  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Trade, Deep state


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A Czech Maidan can occur on 17 November

A Czech Maidan can occur on 17 November, when Czechs commemorate the student uprising against Nazi occupation in 1939 (and later the start of the Velvet Revolution in 1989). This year, this day will mark a choice between the Czech Republic becoming independent or a German colony. The “wrong” choice may result in a Czech Maidan, orchestrated by foreign powers.


No evidence for this conspiracy theory given.