Disinfo: The Kerch shooter was a victim of Western culture that leads to the chaos of destruction


So far, at least, there are no obvious traces of his ties either with Ukraine or with some terrorist organizations. But this does not mean that it is impossible to talk about it. […] This person was under a strong influence, well, first of all, so to speak, well, let’s say, of templates of the Western subculture, Western youth subculture and was a direct victim of it. […] We need to understand that all these “freedom heights” in fact, they can lead to chaos. In general, freedom in its absolute manifestation is chaos. The chaos of destruction. […] The family of this young man could have contacts with the cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses [banned in Russia]. This is a pro-American sect. All this is a well-known fact. There are a lot of problems relating to it. [Same commentator for all the four quotes]


No evidence given that the shooting would have any connection to the Western values, which are a frequent target for pro-Kremlin disinformation. Read more on the tragedy in Kerch on BBC www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45891201,


  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/10/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Kerch, West, Crimea
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Disinfo: US has been planning for clashes between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces in the Black Sea since 1990s

Audio of a telephone call by a former Russian soldier is played in the studio. He claims that in the 1993 – 1994, while posted in Yugoslavia, he came across a US computer game that simulated clashes between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces in the Black Sea. This means that the Americans have probably “been planning” for such a scenario as far back as the 1990s, presenter concludes. They have been “several steps ahead”. // The US has always been “dreaming” of organising a “regional European war”.


Logical fallacy frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation. medium.com/dfrlab/logical-fallacies-fuel-kremlin-disinfo-e4185bb455e6 No connection between a potential video game in the 1990s and the war in Ukraine, which was provoked and is maintained by Russia. For more on the Azov sea read www.unian.info/politics/10262727-ukraine-to-create-azov-naval-base-by-year-end.html, and www.rferl.org/a/sea-of-troubles-azov-emerging-as-tinderbox-in-russia-ukraine-conflict/29417753.html,

Disinfo: US has introduced a fairly efficient dictatorship in Ukraine

The Americans “aim to establish an efficient dictatorship; and it is a fairly efficient dictatorship that they have introduced in Ukraine.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine's government as illegitimate power. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=ukraine&disinfo_issue=&date=, The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

The EU strongly supported the holding of open, genuine and democratic Presidential and parliamentary elections in May and October 2014: http://www.eeas.europa.eu/archives/docs/statements/docs/2014/140612_01_en.pdf OSCE: The elections marked an important step in Ukraine’s aspirations to consolidate democratic elections in line with its international commitments. There were many positive points to the process, such as an impartial and efficient Central Election Commission, an amply contested election that offered voters real choice, and a general respect for fundamental freedoms https://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/132556?download=true

Disinfo: Ukrainian Church's demand for autocephaly is a CIA special operation, not a religious conflict or a split

What Bartholomew is doing was first approved by US agencies. It’s not a secret. The Ukrainian Church’s demand for autocephaly is a special operation by the US intelligence service with the aim of alienating Ukraine from Russia. For this reason, this is not a religious conflict or a split, this is an operation by the US Central Intelligence Agency, which has always paid paramount attention to what’s going in leading world religions.


Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on West's secret services' role in Ukraine and on the Orthodox church.