Disinfo: The OSCE is a criminal organisation that in favour of war in Donbas


With the same ease with which it orders an attack that kills a child, Kyiv activates the 2011 Vienna Document of the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures, for Moscow to “clarify the significant increase of the military presence of the Russian Federation along the border with Ukraine” inside the Russian territory.

OSCE tries not to publish honest data on the situation in Donbas, which would show how many citizens and civilian facilities were affected by the conflict, and that in most cases Kyiv attacks and militias respond.

OSCE, one of the most ridiculous and useless institutions that we could see in the last years, is in Donbas and it looks that it doesn’t see anything. But since that is not possible, because they are not stupid, what they are doing is hiding it. The OSCE in favour of war. It is a criminal organisation that must be dissolved.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about war in Ukraine and OSCE.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine publishes daily reports on the situation, and there is no basis for the claim that the organisation is trying to hide its data. The Russian Federation, in fact, is a member state of OSCE since its foundation. The claim about the death of a child in an attack by Kyiv forces is false, since it was the result of an accident with explosives or old ammunition. See here for our previous debunk of the incident.

These disinformation messages aim to deflect any Russian responsibility in the escalation in Donbas in March/April 2021, after Moscow-backed separatists mounted tensions for several weeks under the pretext that Ukrainian troops were planning an offensive, a situation that culminated in a massive deployment of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border. Russia is seen by the international community as responsible of this escalation: on 12 April 2021, the G7 Foreign Ministers and the EU High Representative stated that "these large-scale troop movements, without prior notification, represent threatening and destabilising activities”. On 22 April 2021, Russia started withdrawing its troops from the Ukrainian border. However, this has not stopped clashes in Donbas, and part of the Russian military equipment remains in the region.

See other examples of disinformation narratives about the supposed anti-Russian bias of international institutions- such as the OPCW, the World Anti-Doping Agency or the United Nations, which always falsely accuse Russia-, about the alleged Russophobia of the EU, and about “absurd” accusations against Russia as an attempt to demonise it.