Disinfo: Global corporations are responsible for the war in Ukraine


The war in Ukraine is not a war between the Ukrainians and the Russians, but a bloodbath of global corporations: mainly arms manufacturers, grouped in the "World Economic Forum", whose aim is to destroy "northern civilisation".


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the so-called transnational corporations with a new element, connecting it to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The narrative tries to deflect attention away from Russia’s responsibility for the war in Ukraine.

The article's message is also consistent with a broad pro-Kremlin narrative about "threatened values" – one of the most common pro-Kremlin narratives – suggesting that those who are committed to traditional values are now threatened by those who oppose them and instead seek to establish a morally bankrupt dystopia. See a similar case here. The claim also connects to the narrative that the West somehow organised the events of Euromaidan and the war as it serves only the interest of the West.

In fact, there is no evidence to support these claims. The war is the direct consequence of the Kremlin’s actions going back to 2014 when Russia illegally annexed Crimea and started an armed uprising in Donbas. The invasion of Ukraine came after eight years of unnecessary bloodshed, and it was the decision of the Kremlin. No other power, corporation or government forced Russia to deploy 190.000 troops on the border with Ukraine and then try to occupy the country. The narrative only tries to deflect attention away from Russia’s responsibility for the war in Ukraine.

On 24 February, Putin announced his decision to launch a full-scale military invasion against Ukraine, which started the largest military conflict in Europe since WWII. One of the pretexts for the so-called "military operation" is “demilitarisation and denazification” of Ukraine according to official Russian statements.

Read more about the EU response and support for Ukraine. See also the Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War and The Chilling Background to the Kremlin's "No War" trope.

See other disinformation narratives mentioning transnational corporations: transnational corporations aim to destroy the Christian world, Euromaidan was a coup d’état financed by global corporations, Global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites.