Disinfo from Russia. Issue #15. "Servant of the People" party turns into Petro Poroshenko Block, the bacillus of nationalism and Soros’ minions surround Zelensky

Disinformers continue to impose their distorted interpretations and pervert all events that are taking place in Ukraine. The "Servant of the People" party is in crisis again, Dubinsky will soon become a leader of a new political force, and Zelensky conspires with nationalists. Terrorist publications base their conclusions on both pseudo-experts' comments and situative quotes. This time they wrote a lot about the aggressive criticism of Zelensky by nationalists, the insults from Kolomoisky's, phrase by “Opposition platform — For Life” party, that coincides with the rhetoric of disinformers, and Yevgen Shevchenko's comments on Russian television.

Monitoring period: October 14 — October 27, 2019

Topics of disinformation news for October 14—27, 2019

Donbas and geopolitics

As in previous issues, disinformers focused on speculation about peace and the Minsk Protocol. The pro-Russian publications and websites from occupied territories traditionally wrote about “Ukraine's failure to comply with the Minsk agreements”. At the same time, they argued that Russia stays firmly on the international arena, while no one supports Ukraine. This was complemented by geopolitical speculation about Russia's recognition on the international stage.

“Politics has not changed since the presidential election. Unfortunately, Kyiv is still not interested in ending the war in the Donbas. ”

"Coward Bandera fans, whom Ukraine does not want to eradicate because of the softness of power and commitment of the country's leadership to nationalism, continue to build theories of a possible victory over Russia."

"Servant of the People" party turns into Petro Poroshenko Block

The story with the polygraph has inspired many disinformers. Articles about the "polygraph show" were accompanied by vivid quotations from Anton Yatsenko and the increased mentions of Dubinsky. Some authors predicted Dubinsky's promotion as the leader of a new political force after the (inevitable) split of the "Servant of the People".

According to the disinformers, Soros and Pinchuk are disappointed in Svyatoslav Vakarchuk and want Oleg Sentsov to become a new political leader.

Yevgeny Shevchenko (MP from the party "Servant of the People") participated in the program on Russian television. Disinformers discussed Shevchenko's phrase about ban for ruling party to visit shows on 112 Ukraine, Newsone and Zik channels (and the absence of such a clear position about Russian TV channels). However, the focus was not even on Shevchenko's exact quotes, but on the "bullying" he faced inside the party and from other politicians.

All this, together with speculations about the spread of corruption schemes and salaries in envelopes for "servants", reinforces the conclusion that "Servant of the people" is "transformed into the Petro Poroshenko Block".

"Not the investigative procedure, but the polygraph show."

"American financier George Soros and oligarch Viktor Pinchuk have been disappointed in the leader of the Voice party, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, and are ready to bet on Oleg Sentsov."

"According to him [Yevgeny Shevchenko — Texty], Ukrainians want to end the conflict in the Donbas and throughout Ukraine, only "radical-minded nationalists who oppose the "Steinmeier formula" are against the peace. But "law enforcement agencies will figure out who threw it into the masses" and organized protests "No surrender."

"A phase of fierce fighting between Ko [Kolomoisky — Texty] and Ze is ahead, which will inevitably lead to the collapse of the Servant of the People faction. On the eve of this, Dubinsky has already returned to the channel "1+1", where he will denounce Zelensky and promote himself as the leader of a new political force. "

Zelensky was infected with the bacillus of nationalism and becomes closer with “Soros minions”

Zelensky's criticism continues. disinformers discuss everything — from unsuccessful attempts to dismiss Klitschko from the post of chairman of the Kiev city administration, to the deterioration of relations with Kolomoisky and, as a consequence, the forced need to “come closer to “Soros minions”.

Zelensky was again compared with Poroshenko with more and more common things mentioned. These include flirting with nationalists, lack of success in corruption investigations, the so-called problems with "freedom of speech" (in reality freedom of pro-Russian manipulations), the Ukrainianization of schools, and, of course, personnel policy. Posts are given to people who have not proven themselves (new faces) and "porohobots" (for example, David Arachamia).

A separate item is the appointment of Sergiy Sivokho as an advisor to the National Security and Defence Council. Donetsk-born Sivoho with "anti-Maidan position" was positively rated by Russian disinformers. Nevertheless they came to the conclusion that "such an appointment shows that Zelensky is not particularly serious about reintegration and restoration of Donbas". And didn't forget to support such opinion by adding Oleksandr Masliakov’s comment (the founder of Russian humoristic show "КВН"), who hinted at the non-seriousness of Zelensky's personnel policy. Typical quote on Zelensky and Donbas: "Actors of the comic genre will try to solve the tragedy of the Donbas."

"Coming to the Bankova street [Texty — the address of president administration], Ukrainian presidents suddenly become infected with the bacillus of nationalism"

“Vladimir Zelensky disappoints the Ukrainians. The current president is demonstrating complete incapacity. He cannot concentrate the power in his hands, his subordinates throw him off as a schoolboy, and PR actions invariably fail.”

“According to the conspiracy theories, which are developed by highly respected scholars in Russia, there is a definite plan for surrender after 1991, which envisages the construction in Ukraine of a state of bourgeois nationalism, a state with a comprador bourgeoisie whose task is to ensure the exploitation of Ukrainians in the interests of foreign corporations. It is essentially a colonial administration.”

"President Zelensky continues to use the "Kvartal 95" show as a staffing resource: the depictions of state-minded individuals there seem to be inexhaustible."

Zelensky's visit to Zolote

A lot of emotions and texts have been generated after Vladimir Zelensky's visit to Zolote and his communication with a representative of the National Corpus. In addition to analyzing each phrase on both sides, disinformers have carefully commented about the overly emotional posts on social media from Poroshenko's fans. The obscene vocabulary on the part of the Facebook commentators outraged by Zelensky, who all were presented as nationalists, actually played the hand of disinformers, backing up their theses on neo-Nazis who took up arms and disobeyed even the commander-in-chief.

At the same time, disinformers push the opposite thesis that all the actions of nationalists are actually coordinated with Bankova and Zelensky, who is experienced showman and play a great show for Ukrainians, “opposing” radicals and power.

“All threats and ultimatums of the leader of the National Corpus Biletsky against the president, which were made yesterday during the march “No Capitulation”- were agreed with Bankova. “The details may change as the campaign progresses, but the main draw remains, all actions are coordinated and then under them, they form an illusion. For Ukrainian society, the show is being played with opposition from radicals and power”, — note observers"

"The militants of the nationalist group Azov are preparing a series of provocations aimed at overthrowing the current President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky."

Nationalist threat: Azov in the list of terrorists, closing of the “Mirotvorets” ("Peacemaker") site, Goncharuk at the concert

A letter from US congressmen demanding to add Azov to the list of terrorists in the United States and the UN request to close the site of the “Mirotvorets” (“Peacemaker”) became pleasant events for disinformers.

Oleksii Goncharuk (called the "porohobot") also got the disinformer’s attention after attending a concert by the band "Sokira Peruna", which really adheres to the extreme-right ideology. ("Where the neo-Nazi group was performing"). The rhetoric of Kremlin disinformers on the occasion coincided with OPFL, who demanded the Goncharuk's dismissal from the post of the prime minister, called "Sokira Peruna" Nazi, and its listeners "dregs of society, who were openly demonstrating fascist ideals”. The PM's negligence has become a real gift for disinformers, as they do not have to invent fakes if there are real facts to build a propagandistic narrative.

"The Ukrainian authorities claim that they cannot close the scandalous Peacemaker site, however, it is able to pursue inconvenient TV channels."

"An economics guru who has never been in politics. An independent, strong man with a professional background that is respected in Ukraine and the West," Zelensky said before his appointment. And then put in the chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Alexey Goncharuk”

Scandal involving Veryovka Choir in Kvartal 95 Show

Both manipulators and disinformers reprinted an interview with Kolomoisky regarding his attitude to the song performed by the Veryovka Choir, Gontareva, and Milovanov in particular. They cited Medvedchuk comparing the new authorities with the Poroshenko regime, consonant with Russian disinformers. Sites from the occupied territories, referring to this case, called it "a scandal blown up by the grant-eater media around the joke in the humoristic show". In such a way amplifying this scandal.

“The cynical ability to gloat over the life woes of their opponents and dissenters, to rejoice in fires and deaths was the calling card of supporters of the Poroshenko regime. (Medvedchuk)”

“For those, who got through thick and thin (at least, during the tour), it is quite clear: don’t go in the rope without the soap — it will rub [an attempt to joke about suicide — Texty]. Some have got from stage to the TV screen — now they can't get out of YouTube."

Restrictions of the research: the topics of Russian propaganda in Ukraine are taken only from the following groups of sites:

- online media that are written for the population of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
- and from Ukrainian sites where a significant amount of manipulative news was detected. The second category is intended for the Ukrainian audience and publishes a large number of manipulative news with different ideological orientations.

In this study, we took into account only those topics that are in line with Russian disinformation campaigns.

Examples of topics

Donbas and geopolitics

Peskov confirms Medvedchuk's fears of minsk process collapse | akcenty.com.ua

Kuzmin stated the need to unite parliamentarians from different countries in the Minsk process | dneprcity.net

"Distracted from the implementation of Minsk agreements": Klintsevich commented on Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's statement on talks in Crimea | replyua.net

Donbass war: Savchenko tells how Poroshenko has cheated Ukrainians | kordon.org.ua

Putin seeks Ukraine's capitulation | censoru.net

Ukrainian authorities lead one neo-Nazis with one common party | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Ukraine-2019: Zelensky and Prystayko bury Klimkin's legacy | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Businessmen from the USA, EU, and Asia to participate in Donetsk International Investment Forum | nahnews.org (terrorists’ media)

Need a war: why Kiev needs a war? | newsland.com (terrorists’ media)

Finish "Minsk". Why Kyiv talked about the dissolution of the LNR and the DPR | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

"AntiRussia": why it will be impossible to negotiate with Ukraine under any power? | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Self-liquidation is impossible. Zelensky's team can't choose scenario for Donbass — social network 16 Oct | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Whom the gallows weeps for | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Crisis in "Servant of the people" party. Story with polygraph.

Five. A dozen. Spot. Deputies from "Servants of the People" began to receive a salary in envelopes | newsmir.info

Dubinsky made a loud accusation against Ryaboshapka and is ready to leave "Servant of the People" | prioritet.org

Servants of the people want to please people, so they come up with questionable laws without thinking about the consequences | dneprcity.net

"This disrespect": Dubinsky made an ambiguous statement | akcenty.com.ua

How the "Servant of the People" quickly transforms into the "BPP" | ua24ua.net

Kuzmin: Servant of the People Turns into Petro Poroshenko Block | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Loud scandal in Rada: “young reformers” from “Servants of the People” take many thousands of bribes | rusvesna.su (terrorists’ media)

The Green Guard of Kolomoisky | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

If to conduct a polygraph procedure, then only within the framework of investigative actions — Fesenko | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

"People's servants" invited hos colleague from the party to dress up with a matryoshka after speaking on Russian TV | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

"People's servant" Shevchenko was harassed for appearing on Russian TV | e-news.su (terrorists’ media)

Zelensky became infected with the bacillus of nationalism and becomes closer with “Soros’ minions”

Spivak to Zelensky: Where did you get all these boys on scooters? | dneprcity.net

Andrei Palchevsky walked hard on Goncharuk: "Alesha, did you eat your fish soup?" (Уху ели)) | politeka.net

"Maybe it is easier to do without mischief and meanness, what do you think, Vladimir Zelensky and Dmitry Razumkov?" | for-ua.life

Double humiliation: ATOshnik and Klitschko exposed Zelensky in full sucker (VIDEO) | rusvesna.su (terrorists’ media)

Why Zelensky will not be able to save Ukraine | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Presidency Epic — Straight Road to Hollywood | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Andrei Hozhyi: Coming to the Bankova street, Ukrainian presidents suddenly get infected with bacillus of nationalism | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Rackets in Regions: Zelensky Appoints Governors of People from OPFL and Party of Regions | antifashist.com (terrorists’ media)

"Inflated data": Soskin told the Zelensky's real rating | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

No peace, no imprisonment | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Zelensky's visit to Zolote. Withdrawal of troops

"Thanks to the viewers of the Kvartal 95 for the president-motherfucker": Vlashenko spoke about Zelensky and caused a flurry of emotions | glavcom.life

"What success is it?" Zakharova promptly replied to Zelensky for Zolote-4 | begemot.media

Steinmeier Formula: Donbass Dedication Date Not Assigned | e-news.su (terrorists’ media)

Mass slaughter at the front, "VSushnikov" crowd in grave condition: summary from Donbass (VIDEO) | rusvesna.su (terrorists’ media)

Azov Radicals Prepare Armed Revolt in Ukraine nahnews.org (terrorists’ media)

"Plan T — to talk." What does Zelensky's brawl with nationalists in Zolote mean | nk.org.ua (terrorists’ media)

Khodakovsky: We knew there would be no breeding, and Ukraine would hang responsibility on us. | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Zelensky — "good cop"? | anna-news.info (terrorists’ media)

Provocations from "nazis — terrorists"

Facebook Censorship: From Supporting Terrorists to Russophobia | rnbee.com.ua

Medvedchuk: Zelensky and Razumkov will not close Peacemaker site in agreement with National Radicals | 112.ua

UN demands to shut down Peacemaker calling for persecution at UOC | spzh.news

Criminal Site: Bundestag MP calls on President Zelensky to condemn and remove Peacemaker | timer-odessa.net

Leafy old tablet with an archive of nasty carb: Azov regiment sent to scrap? | e-news.su (terrorists’ media)

Azov Nazis Prepare Provocation During Visit to Green Forum in Mariupol | rusnext.ru (terrorists’ media)

Why does the newspaper of Ukrainian nationalists of the United States oppose the National Corps? | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Peacekeepers administrators crossed the line by adding ECHR representatives to the site database | nahnews.org (terrorists’ media)

The obvious is incredible. Human rights violation in Ukraine suddenly found in the UN | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

The Instrument of Terror. Invulnerable Peacemaker and other media | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Scandal involving Horus Veryovka in the 95th Kvartal Show and Milovanov baiting

Medvedchuk about scandal with Veryovka choir: All that is beautiful and talented in Ukraine will be backed up by Zelensky and Kolomoisky | dneprcity.net

"Once Kolomoisky said, the minister cannot obey." The network discusses Milovanov's statement that he is a moron | strana.ua

Milovanov Thought To Attract Verka Serdyuchka To Promote Land Reform | replyua.net

Kolomoisky: the Minister of Economy is a moron, and the Minister of Culture is a scumbag (video) | alternatio.org (terrorists’ media)

Kolomoisky sad that moron Gontareva has to visit the psychiatrist | rusnext.ru (terrorists’ media)

Yuri Kot: "To turn a choir into group of clowns is not about choir but about horror" | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Medvedchuk: “The new government is also cynically pleased with the fires and deaths of its opponents” | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Veryovka Choir and Soap Ensemble: Cultural Hygiene of Ukraine | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)

Minister Milovanov needs not only a polygraph but also a good psychiatrist — Lukash | nk.org.ua (terrorists’ media)

Ukraine's Trouble-2019: "morons" and "scumbags" against "lame-oligarchs" | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Two morons are great power or hello, Lyashko | naspravdi.info (terrorists’ media)

Milovanov is a diagnosis: Minister proposes to advertise land reform with the help of Ukrainian Lady Gaga | ukraina.ru (terrorists’ media)


We searched for topics in 6750 manipulative news in Russian from 18 propaganda sites and 61 Ukrainian online media, which was revealed more than 10% of manipulative news from all news about Ukraine, total - 81 sites. Manipulative news was determined by an improved classifier from the project "We’ve got bad news!".

List of sites that were included in the monitoring:
112.ua, 1news.com.ua, akcenty.com.ua, alternatio.org, anna-news.info, antifashist.com, argumentua.com, bbc-ccnn, begemot.media, bessarabiainform.com, beztabu.net, bin.ua, bn24.biz.ua, censoru.net, comitet.su, crime-ua.com, crisis.in.ua, dialog.ua, dneprcity.net, donbass.ua, dosie.su, e-news.pro, e-news.su, from-ua.com, glavk.info, golos.ua, hyser.com.ua, inform-ua.info, ipukr.com, ivasi.news, khersonline.net, kievpravda.com, kordon.org.ua, mir-lug.info, most-dnepr.info, nahnews.org, naspravdi.info, nation-news.ru, newnews.in.ua, newsland.com, newsmir.info, newsonline24.com.ua, nk.org.ua, odessamedia.net, odnarodyna.org, onpress.info, patrioty.org.ua, person.org.ua, pl.com.ua, politeka.net, politica.com.ua, prioritet.org, proua.com.ua, prportal.com.ua, replyua.net, rnbee.com.ua, rupor.info, rusvesna.su, skelet-info.org, sobytiya.info, spzh.news, t.ks.ua, taras-ua.com, timer-odessa.net, u-news.com.ua, ua-reporter.com, ua24ua.net, uazmi.org, ukr.life, ukraina.ru, ukrainianwall.com, versii.com, vybor.ua, w-n.com.ua, укроп.org, znaj.ua, zrada.today

The project was funded by the National Democratic Institute


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