Disinfo: Ukrainian Army are ready to use white phosphorous


  • Reported in: Issue92
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Chemical weapons/attack, War in Ukraine


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Kyiv shuts off water to Donbas without any explanation

Without warning or explanation, Kyiv cut off water supplies to Luhansk. This is a genocide Ukrainian style.


Kyiv did not cut the water to Luhansk, Luhanske Enerhetychne Obyednannia, (LEO) the regional utility company has warned countless times that both consumer and corporate electricity accounts located on separatist controlled territory that were not paying their bills, particularly such companies as Popasnianska Vodokanal pumping station, would be cut off. LEO reports that it is in a precarious financial position because of the millions of unpaid bills, which has led to its accounts being frozen by the National Energy and Public Services Regulatory Commission. One pro-Kremlin site referred to this as a genocide,  a word that is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation but seldom refers to the actual crime against humanity euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=genocide&disinfo_issue=&date=, . Further debunking by Stopfake.org www.stopfake.org/en/fake-kyiv-shuts-off-water-to-luhansk-without-explanation/, .

Ukrainian Army’s autumn recruitment was a failure

Ukraine’s autumn recruitment campaign is a complete failure with a 70 percent no show rate.


Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers reports that the latest recruitment drive aimed to attract 12,460 persons for contractual military service, 2,000 more than in previous drives. According to the Ukrainian Land Forces press service, recruitment centers throughout the country report that goal has been met with 8,360 recruits going into the Ukrainian army, 3,500 into the National Guard and 600 into a specialized military transport service. Further debunking by Stopfake.org. www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-s-autumn-recruitment-a-washout/,

Ukraine will accept 20,000 refugees instead of Germany

As reported by the Bavarian newspaper Kraichgau News, by the end of 2018 Ukraine will accept no less than 20,000 refugees most likely those who are currently in Bavaria. This deal resulted from an agreement with Ukraine’s Interior Ministry and its German counterpart and Ukraine is actively preparing for the reception of that large number of people.


Kraichgau News is neither Bavarian nor is it a newspaper. It is an internet portal where anyone can post their information based in the Baden-Württemberg area. A user calling themselves Kerstin Neumann who wrote the article that Russian media cite registered with the Kraichgau News portal one day before publishing her fake story on November 1. This fake began to be widely republished in Russian media during the recent EU Eastern Partnership summit at the end of November. There is no agreement between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding refugees. Further debunking by Stopfake www.stopfake.org/en/fake-ukraine-to-accept-20-000-refugees-instead-of-germany/, .