Disinfo: Afghan scenario could repeat itself in Ukraine


Ukrainian authorities "servilely serve" the Western countries, striving to enter NATO.

But was the ousted pro-American regime in Kabul saved by the fact that Afghanistan had the status of the main US ally outside NATO? A similar situation awaits supporters of the American choice in Ukraine, where neo-Nazis are capable of coming to power.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about abandoned Ukraine, also presenting the country as Nazi/Fascist.

It is speculative and misleading to compare the situation in Afghanistan and Ukraine. There are no US military forces deployed on the territory of Ukraine. The relations between Washington and Kiyv are based on mutual respect and cooperation. As it is officially noted: “U.S. policy is centered on supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression as it advances reforms to strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote conditions for economic growth and competition.”

Regarding the myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine (or the imminent rule of Nazis in Ukraine): this has been a cornerstone of Russian disinformation since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.

In fact, Nazi and Communist ideologies were banned by Ukrainian law in 2015. Far-right groups had a very limited presence during the protests and went on to obtain abysmal results in the 2014 presidential and parliamentary elections. The 2019 election cycle demonstrated that the far-right enjoy only marginal popular support. The far-right sustained a tremendous failure; the highest-rated nationalist candidate, Ruslan Koshulynskyy, only won 1.62% of the vote whereas Svoboda won 2.16% of the national vote, falling far short of the 5% minimum threshold of votes for entry into parliament.

See earlier related disinformation claims, alleging that US protégés in Ukraine will have to flee like Ashraf Ghani; and that US should leave Ukraine as it did with Afghanistan.


  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Afghanistan
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
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Disinfo: Poland, Lithuania and Latvia promote only American interests in their Eastern policy

In the Eastern Policy of NATO countries, there were no national interests at all, only the strategic interests of the United States in Europe.

Vilnius, Riga or Warsaw promoted such things as “deterrence of Russia”, separation of Moscow and Western Europe, “promotion of democracy” in the post-Soviet countries only as long as Washington needed them. The interests of the global hegemon was a primary issue, while all kinds of Mieroszewski-Giedroyc doctrines and remembrance about the Grand Duchy of Lithuania played a secondary role. The Baltic satellites will continue to serve the American interests by inertia. Although, they received a clear signal from the White House: they will have to bear all the costs of their policies themselves.


A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” - Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries are presented as “puppet-states” or colonies of the United States, EU or Germany, which fully control the domestic and foreign policy of these countries.

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are sovereign states, which shape their own foreign and domestic policies. The claim that the Eastern policies of these countries do not promote their national interests, but American ones, is ungrounded.

Disinfo: Possible link between flu and meningitis vaccinations and high COVID-19 deaths in Bergamo and Brescia

A few months before the explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic, two large influenza and meningitis vaccination campaigns were conducted in Bergamo and Brescia. Strangely, no one has any interest in investigating a possible link between these vaccination campaigns and the subsequent massive number of COVID-19 deaths in these two Italian cities.


Disinformation about coronavirus, amplifying false health information and promoting anti-vaccine messaging. The claims linking influenza and meningitis vaccination campaigns and COVID-19 pandemic are not supported by scientific evidence.

Similar anti-vaccine messaging in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic often suggests that vaccines are dangerous to human health and are just a profit-driven plot by "Big Pharma".

Disinfo: Armed forces of Ukraine are under foreign control

The Supreme Military Command is not independent in decision-making and strategic planning - the armed forces of Ukraine are under the control of Washington and Brussels.


The disinformation claim above is part of a recurring narrative about the statehood of Ukraine, aimed at undermining the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as at portraying Ukraine as a Western puppet/buffer state.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state which determines its own security and defense policies.