Disinfo: The West employed hybrid warfare against Russia in the UN General Assembly


Russia faced a new Western hybrid warfare blow in the UN General Assembly. The resolution against the referenda [in the occupied territories of Ukraine] took place after the US pressured the member states to support the resolution introduced by Albania and Ukraine. The idea of an isolated Russia is implausible and is only a part of the narrative promoted by the big Western media corporations to show a “defeated Russia”.


This pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aims to distract attention from the fact that on 12 October 2022 the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn Russia’s annexation of four regions of Ukraine. The UN resolution was supported by 143 countries and rejected only by 4, while 35 other states abstained. By claiming the West pressured UN member states to support the resolution and framing this as a “hybrid warfare blow” -for which no evidence is provided-, this disinformation story tries to provide an “explanation” to what is a clear international rebuke to Russia’s illicit move.

Accusing international institutions of having an anti-Russian bias is a frequent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative. See other examples in our database, such as claims that any international tribunal should be for Ukrainian Nazis, not for Russia, that OSCE is a criminal organisation that is in favour of war in Donbas, that World Anti-Doping Agency’s accusations are Russophobic provocations, or that OPCW has become a tool in the hands of hostile countries.