Disinfo: Ukraine considers ending its cooperation with the Crimean Tatar Mejlis


Ukraine is reassessing its friendly relations with Turkey and considering ending its cooperation with the Crimean Tatar representative council, the Mejlis.


Zvezda does not cite any particular source for this claim and only generically refers to Ukrainian and European media. Further debunking at StopFake.


  • Reported in: Issue 50
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Turkey, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Crimea
  • Outlet: Zvezda
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EU must realise that Ukraine’s Government stands for radical nationalism

According to Anna Soroka, representative of the Luhansk separatists, it is necessary for the EU to realise that the prevalent rhetoric in Ukraine is that of radical nationalism.


Repeating a myth about "radical nationalists governing Ukraine" that has already been debunked many times. The vast majority of Ukrainians want peace, stability and democracy, as witnessed by the democratic and inclusive Presidential elections held in May 2014, and confirmed by Palriamentary elections held in October 2014.

The LGBT community in Sweden is Russophobiс

The LGBT community in Sweden is Russophobia and calls the Russian Orthodox Church ‘a servant of Satan’


No evidence given.  A returerna pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on decaying social and moral values in the West.

Pro-Kremlin outlets often spread the image of Sweden as an immoral country.

French government has accepted sharia laws in specific areas of the country

A deal has been struck between the French government and radicals about establishing Sharia in specific areas of France. According to Frontex, the agency is officially not allowed to return the migrants back to Africa.


No evidence given for this conspiracy theory. Frontex does not return migrants in the way described since it is not in the mandate of the agency, it is Member States' responsibility.