Disinfo: The outcome of Ukrainian election will be decided in Washington


The outcome of Ukrainian presidential election will be decided in Washington. And it is very likely that Washington will come to the conclusion that Tymoshenko is a better option than Poroshenko. And then Poroshenko will announce that he has fulfiled his duty and not run in the election again and Tymoshenko will take his place.


Conspiracy theory to undermine the legitimacy of democratic election in Ukraine. Similar pro-Kremlin disinformation messages have appeared in the past. See more here and here.


  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/12/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Yulia Tymoshenko, Elections, Petro Poroshenko
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Disinfo: New law in Estonia: punishment for negative attitudes towards the state

Negative attitude towards the state will become a crime in Estonia.


Estonia does not punish for negative attitudes towards the state, instead the law mentioned in the news is about intelligence activities directed against the security of the Republic of Estonia.The necessary elements of the criminal offences of the establishment or maintenance of a relationship that is against the Republic of Estonia, and anti-state influencing of officials are also specified. Further debunking by The Insider.

Disinfo: Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a provocation, OSCE Secretary General says

Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, called the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church a provocation of the Ukrainian state, aimed at deterioration of relations with Russia.


The source referred to by the disinforming outlet is Thomas Greminger's interview for the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. In the original text, Mr Greminger mentions numerous divisive issues between Russia and Ukraine, including the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He continues with examples of occupied Crimean peninsula, illegal 'elections' in the eastern Ukraine and the situation in Donbas, where he claims to have observed provocations from both sides. Further debunking by StopFake.org.

Disinfo: UN Global Compact for Migration is classified and will result in thousands of migrants coming to Georgia

UN Global Compact for Migration is a classified document. // It will cause a new wave of Asian and African settlement in Georgia, which can be compared to the invasions of Mongols, Turks and Persians.


The UN Global Compact for Migration is a public document, available on the UN webpage. // The aim of the UN Global Compact is to better manage migration at local, national, regional and global levels, in a cooperative manner. It is non-legally binding; any measures taken to tackle migration are within the remit of the signatory countries. Therefore, the document does not force Georgia or any other country to let in any migrants and as such, cannot result in new waves of migrants. A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on migration and UN Global Compact for Migration.