DISINFO: Volodymyr Zelensky - the cause of the fire in Notre Dame
  • Outlet: Russia News (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 15, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 145
  • Countries / regions discussed: France, Ukraine
Notre Dame Volodymyr Zelensky Emmanuel Macron Elections

DISINFO: Volodymyr Zelensky - the cause of the fire in Notre Dame


The cause of the fire in Notre Dame de Paris was Volodymyr Zelensky, said a psychic. Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky visited Paris a few days ago to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. He stopped just 5 km away from the cathedral. This is a warning sign from above for Macron, France and Ukraine that a such a fire might start around the world.


No evidence given, unfounded claim targeting Ukraine's elections. The investigation into the causes of the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral of Paris is ongoing. According to French prosecutors, the fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident. See more pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Notre Dame fire in Paris here.


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