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Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a provocation, OSCE Secretary General says

Summary of Disinformation

Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, called the creation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church a provocation of the Ukrainian state, aimed at deterioration of relations with Russia.

Disproof

The source referred to by the disinforming outlet is Thomas Greminger's interview for the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. In the original text, Mr Greminger mentions numerous divisive issues between Russia and Ukraine, including the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He continues with examples of occupied Crimean peninsula, illegal 'elections' in the eastern Ukraine and the situation in Donbas, where he claims to have observed provocations from both sides.

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Reported in: Issue 131
Date: 24.12.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Keywords: autocephaly, Provocation, Orthodox Church, OSCE
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukraina.ru
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