Disinfo: Ukraine’s Health Ministry Allows dead Ukrainians to be sold for Organs


The transplant program will not only destroy public health, but turn Ukraine into a black market transplant centre.


No evidence given, recurring disinformation since at least 2014. www.stopfake.org/en/russia-s-top-lies-about-ukraine-part-3/,
Ukraine’s Health Ministry plans to introduce a pilot kidney donor transplant program in 2018. According to proposed Ukrainian legislation, individuals can donate their organs after death. That information will be registered in a central donor data base. If there is no record of a deceased individual’s agreement in that data base and if his or her immediate relatives have not given their consent, it is illegal to remove organs for transplant from such a person. Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-s-health-ministry-allows-ukrainians-to-be-sold-for-organs/,


  • Reported in: Issue 83
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine


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Ukrainian arms flood into Poland

Ukrainian arms flood into Poland. Just last year tens of thousands of weapons were smuggled into Poland.It seems that the purpose is to build an underground Ukrainian army.


In 2014 Polish authorities confiscated 14 weapons on the Ukraine-Poland border, 26 items in 2015 and 30 in 2016. In 2017 Polish authorities confiscated 49 smuggled weapons. On its website Poland’s Border Service provides information on all arms confiscated on its borders. www.strazgraniczna.pl/pl/granica/statystyki-sg/2206,Statystyki-SG.html, . No evidence suggesting that an underground army is being created.
Further debunking: www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukrainian-arms-flood-into-poland/,

The EU has planned to bring in 70 million immigrants in the next few years. The mass migration starting in 2015 was planned.

The EU has planned to bring in 70 million immigrants in the next few years. The mass migration starting in 2015 was planned.


Conspiracy theory and recurring disinformation, no evidence given. Read more on EU's migration policy ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/migration_en, and about the roots of migration to Europe carnegieeurope.eu/2015/10/01/roots-of-europe-s-refugee-crisis-pub-61465,

MH-17 was shot down from a territory controlled by Ukraine

The DPR Prosecutor General’s Office has evidence that the BUK was launched from an area under the Ukrainian Army’s control, presumably the Ukrainian army’s 156th Anti-Aircraft Regiment was then located there.


Recurring disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/flight-mh-17-three-years-on-getting-the-truth-out-of-eastern-ukraine/, . The Joint Investigative Team (JIT) has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH-17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. www.om.nl/onderwerpen/mh17-crash/@96068/jit-flight-mh17-shot/,
Further debunk: khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1507577040,