Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Fake: Coronavirus Funds Diverted to Support Patriotic Cinema in Ukraine

Pro-Kremlin media announced last week that Ukraine is diverting monies from the Coronavirus fund to support Ukrainian patriotic cinema. These assertions come as a...

Fake: Concentration Camp for Separatists under Construction in Donetsk Region

On April 22, the separatist publication News-Front published a false report about an unfinished concentration camp made by “pro-American” for those “accused of terrorism...

Fake: Ukraine Refuses to Respect Human Rights in Southeast of Country

The Ukrainian parliament recently passed a resolution on the “departure from certain commitments defined by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and...

Zvezda Misrepresents Washington Post Column

Commenting on Russian singer Polina Gagarina taking second place at the recent Eurovision Song Contest, Russian television network Zvezda presented a translation from a...

Fake: One Thousand People in Sofia Demand that Ukraine Stop Repressions

On May 17, Russia’s Channel One broadcast a questionable video report about a protest in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia. About one thousand people allegedly rallied...

Fake: Ukraine’s New Law Bans Kuchma and Kravchuk

On May 19, the Russian news service Russia Today falsely claimed that a new law banning the symbols and promotion of Communism and Nazism...

Fake: Bessarabia Proclaims Autonomy

On May 16, Russian and Ukrainian media falsely reported that the second congress of the Bessarabia People’s Council had taken place in Odesa and...

Fake: Millions of Russian Citizens in Ukraine to Be Interned

On May 12, Sputniknews falsely reported that a bill has come into effect in Ukraine that could send “millions of Russian citizens” in the...

The Museum of Historical Treasures denied the fact that Scythian gold has been exported...

The absurdity of the news about the exportation of Scythian gold by Yatsenyuk is very clear. However, our readers kept sending this fake for...

In the list of artists who support Putin, a deceased artist was entered

The list of artists, who support the position of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and Crimea includes dead people. The gallery...

A famous provocateur – a hero of many Photoshop contests – was noticed amongst...

During the bloody riots in Donetsk on the 13th March some Latvian Internet users noticed a man that strongly reminded them of a famous...

The Kherson authorities denied that they cancelled the WW2 celebration of the 70th anniversary...

On March13th, 2014 the program Vzglyad.ru reported that the 70th anniversary of liberation of Kherson from Nazi invaders, which was planned to be celebrated...

The Ministry of Defence denied the fact of insubordination to Kiev of 30 military...

On the 12th March RIA News stated that 30 military units located in Crimea are now taking orders from Crimean government rather than from...

NTV illustrated “chaos on the roads of Western Ukraine” with video from traffic jams...

The Russian television channel NTV on March 12 published on its website an article entitled "In Western Ukraine traffic police is virtually paralyzed," illustrating...

The Sculptor Zurab Tsereteli has not signed a letter in support of Putin’s policies...

On March 11, 2014 the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation website reported that more than a hundred Russian cultural figures supported ...

FAKE: Crimea belongs to Russia on documents

The program "Vesti" on the TV channel "Russia" showed a news story about Crimea being supposedly part of the Russian Federation. The reason is...

The Ukrainian MP Kuzhel has not called Kharkiv to revolt against the current government

Alexandra Kuzhel’s video message to the people of Kharkiv has appeared on Youtube on March 8, 2014. It claims that the MP from the...

The Commander of the Bakhchisaray military unit did not defect to Russia

Recently, it was reported in some Ukrainian media outlets that the Commander, Lieutenant Colonel of the Bakhchsarai Motor Battalion Vladimir Sadovnik, as well as...

Russia justifies Crimean separatism with the Kosovo secession, which it had sharply condemned previously

The Russian Foreign Ministry on its official website on March 11, 2014 issueda "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian...

Donetsk “Berkut” did not change over to the side of self-proclaimed Governor Gubarev

The LifeNews Channel showed an episode about events in Donetsk on March 7, 2014. In this episode the fighters of the special police force...

Fake: Russia’s actions are justified by international law

Russia calls its actions on the territory of Ukraine ‘our legal obligations to protect compatriots’. For example, today, speaking at the plenary session of...

Crimea: Putin vs. Reality

This is the third installment in Timothy Snyder’s series on Russian ideology and the Ukrainian revolution. Earlier articles examined the Kremlin’s Eurasian ideology and...

Horrible mistakes Western media makes in Ukraine

"StopFake.org recommends for reading an article by Greg Satell, published in the American version of Forbes. Presenting his own view, the author debunks the...

Only in December 2013 Putin categorically refuted a possibility of deployment of troops in...

During a big press-conference on the 19th of December 2013 Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin got a direct question from a journalist about a...

Migration Service of Russia denied the information about thousands of refugees from Ukraine

Federal Migration Service of Russian Federation has denied reports of the Russian state media about mass number of refugees from Ukraine who want to...

Russia Today journalist who resigned told about censorship on the channel

Journalist Liz Wahl, who has resigned from the channel Russia Today on March 6, said she made the decision after words "Russian intervention" were cut...

Russia did not impose a ban on the supply of fuel for nuclear power...

Recently, Russian media reported the following information, quoting ITAR –TASS, that Russia allegedly imposed a ban on the supply of fuel for nuclear power...

«Maydan» tax does not exist.

There is a rumor in the East of Ukraine amongst employees of government financed organizations and employees of plants and mines that belong to...

FAKE: Neo-fascists in Lviv were beating up an elderly lady, who was going to...

Considering the fact that there is no Lenin monument in Lvov for the last 20 years, you would think that just this fact would...

Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine never considered switching Ukrainian alphabet to latin

Special committee in temporary parliament that is preparing a draft of the law "On the development and use of languages ​​in Ukraine" did not...

The Nobel prize committee did not even hear anything about Putin a «dove of...

The head of administration of Norwegian Nobel institute Dag-Kuhle Gotovac did not confirm Geir Lundestad’s (director of Norwegian Nobel Institute) words that the president...

4th Company: Crimean “Tigers” are part of the North Caucasus Military District subunit

This is like “Spot the five differences” game. The picture in question is of the "Tiger" Russian military vehicle. On the left - a "Tiger" in...

Russia Today’s TV presenter resigned on air because of the campaign against Ukraine

American TV presenter Liz Wahl on Russian TV channel RT resigned on air because of the actions Russia is taking in Ukraine. In this video Liz...

“Komsomolskaia Pravda” newspaper imputed a video appeal of Maidan activist to Hollywood

The appeal of Ukrainian activist to the world explaining what is happening in Kyiv and why, the journalist of "Komsomolskaia Pravda" denounced a...

Urmas Paet Did Not Confirm That Snipers Were Hired by Leaders of Maidan

The recording of conversation of the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Catherine Ashton where Paet retells...

Ardent participant of pro-Russian protests from a ‘’soldier’s mother’’ turned into a “refuge from...

In a Russian city of Novocherkask during the protest in support of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine a very well-known “barnstormer” gave a speech. She...

ITAR-TASS spread fake information about Kolomojskyj’s company

The news agency ITAR-TASS posted the fake information about the stocks’ price decrease of the British oil company JFX Oil&Gas, which belongs to Ihor...

«Unknown armed individuals» in Sevastopol turned out to be Russian special forces

Vladimir Varfolomeyev in his LiveJournal writes:   One of the stories in Crimean occupation: so called “unknown armed individuals” in Sevastopol came to cut off...

How the stories on Russian “First Channel” are created…

Alex Exler writes in his blog (rubric: Honduras): My friends from Lithuania sent me a link to a peculiar video of "First Channel"(RU), in...

FAKE: USA gave Ukraine $5 billion for coup d’etat

Our reader says: This is a good example of a cheap propaganda for people not speaking English and therefore not having access to the source of...

Russian TV Fake Oleg: Tyagnibok calls to ban Russian language in Ukraine

Judging by the reaction of people this was one of the most succesful fakes on Russian main channel. Remember, how we even had to prove that...

Aircraft carrier “George Bush” will not enter into the Black Sea. Expert opinion.

We called to our bases in Kerch and Feodosia. There are no NATO ships neither in the Black Sea or international waters. The sixth fleet,...

Lifenews.ru lies about 3 Ukrainian air defense regiment desertion into Crimea Autonomy side

On the 4th of March ligenews.ru announced an urgent message about readiness of Ukrainian soldiers and local population to defend Crimea . Supposedly 3 Ukrainian air defense...

The alleged statement that six thousand soldiers swore the oath of enlistment to the...

There have been numerous attempts on the Russian news to make false statements that six thousands of Ukrainian soldiers swore the oath of enlistment...

FAKE: Kharkiv in Chaos

The Italian newspaper La Nazione published a photo with the caption "Crimea in chaos" with the image of fighting near the administrative building. However,...

Fake about the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny”

A number of Russian and Ukrainian media spread fake information that Ukrainian frigate "Hetman Sahaidachny" refused to follow orders from Kjiv and raised St....

RIA.Ru unjustified understates the appearance in Ukrainian enlistment offices

On ria.ru site they posted the news claiming that the appearance in Ukrainian enlistment offices is very low despite the fact that all-Ukrainian mobilization was already announced....

Fake Simferopol shooting newscast by NTV

Russian NTV channel broadcasted this report on 1 March. It alleged that some “provocative forces” had attacked a building in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital. It claimed that...

FAKE: Right Sector (Pravyu Sector) appeal to Doku Umarov

Several days ago information that a Ukrainian right-radical organization «Pravyu Sector» asked military help from Doku Umarov (a Chechen separatist warlord ) appeared in the news...

Dmitriy Kiselev’s Program “Weekly News” officially recognized as propaganda by Russian Public Press Complaints...

Russian Public Press Complaint Council investigates complaints brought by any member of the public on journalists professional ethics violations. Council issued a decision # 98...

FAKE: Fightingnin Sevastopol

Russian TV channel Vesti24 showed video where protesters clashed with police in Kyjiv, but this reportage is signed and presented it as it was...

FAKE: “Citizens of Kharkiv” raised Russian flag on the Regional state administration

On March 1, information about citizens of Kharkiv raising Russian flag instead of a Ukrainian one on their local regional state administration building appeared. In...

Putin’s Game: What Just Happened?

By Kurt Volker, for CEPA Putin gave nothing, achieved everything he wanted, and the door remains open to more. Approximately three weeks ago, Russia suddenly embarked...

Disinformation Means Treating A Deadly Disease With Vodka And A Tractor

By EU vs Disinfo Journalists talk about and against disinformation. Part 1: Belarus Credible journalism is at the core of a democratic society. On the World Press...

A Battle Of Beer

By EU vs Disinfo Russian Politician Suggests Boycott of Czech Beverages In 2014, the Russian government introduced sanctions against certain agricultural products from EU Member States....

EEAS Special Report Update: Short Assessment Of Narratives And Disinformation Around The COVID-19 Pandemic...

By EEAS Strategic Communications Task Forces and Information Analysis Disclaimer: The objective of this report is to provide a snapshot overview of the current trends...

One Lie Fits All

By EU vs Disinfo The Kremlin Media Waging a War against Russia Lately, the news has been full of dramatic reports: the situation around Alexei Navalny...

Beware Of Comfort; The Search For Truth Is Messy

By EU vs Disinfo The advantage of the lie Why do lies have an impact in the public space? One answer is that it’s because truth...

Lt-Gen Ben Hodges on the Future of Hybrid Warfare

By Ben Hodges, for CEPA An Interview with Lt-Gen Ben Hodges LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges served in the U.S. Army for 38 years, culminating in his...

Take Some Annexation, Sprinkle With Novichok And Bake Over An Ammunition Depot

By EU vs Disinfo This week the Disinformation Review covers the sabotage attack in Czechia, Russia’s military build-up on the borders of Ukraine and the...

All Quiet On The Newsfront? Part 2

By EU vs Disinfo Circumventing the ban through Wikipedia The Facebook accounts affiliated with disinformation-spreading websites SouthFront and NewsFront were taken down last year. But the...

All Quiet On The Newsfront? Part 1

By EU vs Disinfo Facebook takedown has only minor effect on pro-Kremlin channels Facebook accounts affiliated with disinformation-spreading websites SouthFront and NewsFront were taken down last...