Disinfo: Ukraine is becoming a testing ground for Western medical companies


U.S. based pharmaceutical companies have been approved by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to conduct experiments on children, according to order 928.


No evidence given. Ukraine is often described in pro-Kremlin disinformation as a testing ground for different things, e.g as becoming a nuclear dump site for the West euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Ukraine+nuclear&disinfo_issue=&date=,

Venezuelan TV channel Telesur and RT are known to cooperate to provide an "alternative" world view www.rt.com/news/245381-rt-telesur-venezuela-news/,


  • Reported in: Issue 109
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/05/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Venezuela, Ukraine
  • Keywords: experiments, Western values, Human rights, Ukrainian statehood
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Disinfo: Ukrainian Military Fire on OSCE Patrol

On May 21 Ukrainian forces shot at an OSCE patrol near the village of Kriakivka in Eastern Ukraine. Intimidation of OSCE representatives by the Ukrainian military is increasing. These intimidations occur “with the aim of concealing prohibited weapons and other violations of the agreements reached in Minsk from the OSCE”


No evidence given. The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission report for May 21 notes the shelling incident and reports that “it was not possible to determine the direction of the fire”. The report goes on to say that the OSCE patrol was on the western outskirts of Kriakivka, a village in Ukraine-controlled territory some 38 kilometers northwest of Luhansk when they heard four shots fired about 100 meters south of their location. After the incident the mission members returned to Ukraine-controlled territory and notified the Ukrainian side of the incident. www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/382210, Further debunking by Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-military-fire-on-osce-patrol/,

Disinfo: Mayor of Thessaloniki beaten up for supporting LGBT community

The Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, has been attacked due to issuing a permit for conducting a gay pride.


Actually, the attack on the Mayor of Thessaloniki was not associated with the LGBT community. The reason behind the attack carried out by Greek ultra-nationalists was him attending a genocide-related event. The material by Ipress misleads the reader by portraying that the Western society allegedly answers the support of LGBT community by politicians with violence. Further debunking by Myth Detector.

Disinfo: Ukraine to launch a large-scale offensive in Donbas during the World Cup

Ukraine to launch a large-scale offensive in Donbas during the World Cup to provoke a humanitarian disaster and an exodus of the population. The goal is to create a situation that by autumn will allow Ukraine to push through the idea of bringing in an international contingent by branding Russia a party to the conflict and an aggressor.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence of any war preparations. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian aggression against Russia and on World Cup. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77110&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=world+cup&disinfo_issue=&date=, More on the fighting in Eastern Ukraine: www.rferl.org/a/29241384.html, The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf For further debunking see https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-osce-the-pentagon-nato-headquarters-and-the-council-of-europe-do-not-recognize-the-facts-of-russias-aggression-against-ukraine-primarily-the-intrusion-of-russian-tanks-and-paratroopers-into-do/