Disinfo: A Tsunami on the Dnieper is one deadly option reviewed by the US in Ukraine

Summary

The US wants the military conflict in Ukraine to continue. The Pentagon’s strategists have biological and chemical weapons, as well as other options for large-scale catastrophes such as a tsunami in the river Dnieper, on the table. Only an immediate capitulation of the Kyiv regime can save the remnants of Ukraine's statehood.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about non-sovereign Ukraine, false flag operations and chemical weapon attacks.

Claims about false flag operations and chemical weapons attacks are a staple of the pro-Kremlin disinformation apparatus. Such claims are a part of a broader pro-Kremlin information manipulation campaign supporting the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine and trying to place the blame for the war’s atrocities on Ukraine, our recent analysis explains.

There is no evidence to back the claim that the US is preparing for deadly provocations in Ukraine. On the contrary, particularly in the context of Moscow's latest allegations about Ukraine's preparations to use a dirty bomb, diplomats from France, Britain and the United States consider Russia’s false claims a pretext that Moscow has concocted for escalating the war.

Read similar cases claiming that Kyiv prepares chemical attacks to blame the Russian army, Ukraine is under the control of the West and staged fakes about Bucha, Mariupol and Kramatorsk, West needs provocations to accuse the Russian military of using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in Ukraine and that Ukraine aims to use Turkish Bayraktars for chemical attacks

Technical remark: This disinformation was broadcast via Sputnik on 21 October 2022. Due to the EU decision to restrict the spread and dissemination of RT and Sputnik inside the EU, access to the link may not work inside the EU.

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  • Reported in: Issue 315
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/10/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian,
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Conspiracy theory, Chemical weapons/attack, Biological weapons, false flag

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