Disinfo: Tomos of autocephaly issued to Ukraine by the Archbishop of Constantinople is a dirty political provocation for the Orthodox realm


Tomos issued by the Archbishop of Constantinople Bartholomew is a provocation of the Orthodox realm. It is dirty politics that has no connection to canonical law, Christianity and faith. There is no shadow of a doubt that the incumbent Archbishop Bartholomew has a pro-American geopolitical orientation. His determination in this matter is in line with strict instructions from Washington. He had already promised autocephaly to Yushchenko, but then the instruction was not so strict.



No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about autocephaly and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

For more information on the tomos of the autocephaly see here.



  • Reported in: Issue 132
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: autocephaly, Provocation, Orthodox Church
  • Outlet: Vremya @ 1 kanal (12:00 - 14:30)
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople demands Ukraine money for monasteries in Crimea

In Ukraine, the caricature government finally squeezed out of itself a caricature church. // The false patriarch Filaret and the president Poroshenko, hated in Ukraine, handed over everything. Around ten stauropegic monasteries and dozens of churches will be handed over to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.


[Ecumenical Patriarch] Bartholomew of Constantinople has said that the monasteries in Crimea need to be handed over, Poroshenko answered that he cannot do that. Then Bartholomew said: you have to transfer finances then.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation around the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

In October the St. Andrew's Church, located in Kyiv, was handed over to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople for permanent use. There has been public discussion about transferring one church in Lviv in the same manner, but there is no evidence of plans to hand over dozens of churches.

Kyiv will have to abandon its nuclear power plants due to uranium deficit

Kyiv will have to close its nuclear power plants due to uranium deficit.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about nuclear issues and Ukraine. No evidence given for any global uranium deficit.

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