Disinfo: The protests in Hong Kong are US sponsored


Hong Kong’s opposition has already long been exposed as US-sponsored. The protests in Hong Kong are organized to delay the inevitable end to the West’s “primacy” over Asia and in particular its attempts to dominate China.  In the process, these protests will continue to expose Washington’s methods of fueling political subversion and the Western media’s role in deceitfully promoting and defending it – compromising similar operations being carried out elsewhere across Asia-Pacific and around the world. US Colour Revolution Masquerades as “Popular Opposition”.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", also present in the case of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Venezuela. Consistent with multiple pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US and its global role. 


  • Reported in: Issue156
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: China, US
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions, Conspiracy


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OSCE experts could not prove Russia’s involvement in Donbas

The West accuses Russia of direct participation in the armed conflict in the Donbas, although the Russian Armed Forces had never participated in military operations in the neighbouring country. Even experts from the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE), who have been in Donbas for years, were not able to prove that.


Denying the presence of Russian forces in Donbas is a standard pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative. Moreover, saying that the OSCE did not find evidence of Russian participation in Donbas goes against some statements of the former First Deputy Chief Monitor to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug. It is not the first time that such claims are made

In an interview, delivered in autumn 2018, Hug mentions that the Mission has been recording the instances of Russia's involvement into the war in Donbas. "We have been seeing at least in six instances convoys leaving and entering Ukraine, which we have been documenting, which have been driving towards the unsecure border with the Russian Federation in the middle of the night, on dirt roads, and have been seen at the unsecure border at areas where there is no official border crossing," Hug said. 

MH17: Evidence is fabricated

Presenting evidence 5 years after the MH17 crash indirectly indicates the fabricated nature of the evidence.

The evidence gathered by the JIT does not stand up to criticism, and is unacceptable as the basis for such loud accusations.

Accusations based on telephone calls and dialogue in social networks is extremely doubtful.


One of the multiple disinformation narratives on the downing of the MH17 denying Russia's responsibility. The individual mentioned by Tsargrad.tv is NOT among the four, charged as responsible for shooting down the MH17, killing 289 persons.

The Dutch-led criminal investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been ongoing since 2014. On 28 September 2016, the JIT announced that flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the 9M38 series, which was launched by a BUK TELAR missile system. The system was transported from the Russian Federation to an agricultural field near the town of Pervomaiskyi in Eastern Ukraine, from where the missile was launched. After firing, the system - with 1 missing missile - went back to the Russian Federation. On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

US-funded laboratories for the testing biological weapons are emerging in Russia’s neighborhood

Russian authorities are concerned about the US biological-military activity near Russia’s borders. There are over 200 secret research laboratories in the world mostly funded by the US Department of Defence, focusing on doubtful investigations, the Richard Lugar Centre in Georgia is one of the most notorious. Russia has more than on one occasion drawn attention to Pentagon’s activities, which deploys its laboratories in the vicinity of Russian borders.



Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons and Lugar lab.

Read more about Lugar lab on Myth Detector.