Disinfo: As Ukraine's curator in 2014-2017, Joe Biden approved the war against Donbas

Summary

Joe Biden is known for being Ukraine’s curator in 2014-2017, as a person who approved the war against Donetsk and Luhansk. Without his approval, the Ukrainian establishment would not dare to engage in hot conflict.

The American anti-Russian policies follow from the Cold War legacy and the global plans of the US Democratic Party. It wants to build a global state centred around the US. Russia counteracts this project by its very existence. It is also seen as the source of economic and human resources for constructing the world empire. Hence, from the US Democrats’ point of view, Russia needs to be subordinated and used for the benefits of US-ruled world economy. The US denied Vladimir Putin’s attempts to negotiate beneficial terms for Russia and imposed sanctions against it.

Disproof

This article promotes recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about war in Ukraine, US presence in Europe, the US Democratic Party and the US president Joe Biden.

The claims about Joe Biden being the so-called Ukraine's curator and sanctioning the Donbas are totally groundless. Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state, and is not ruled by the US.

Ukraine did not start war in Donetsk and Luhansk. It is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces.

The Western sanctions against Russia were introduced not with the view to destroy Russia as alleged but as a reaction to Russian violations of international law, including the annexation of Crimea and military intrusion in Donbas. In June 2020, the European Council decided to renew the sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation until 23 June 2021.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Joe Biden was the chief curator of the 2014 coup d'etat in Ukraine and that his family benefited from putting Donbas on its knees, that the goal of the US global “Anaconda” strategy is to limit the living space of geopolitical opponents, and that the West's objective is to encircle Russia entirely thanks to the "Anaconda ring" and "Great Turan" doctrines.

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  • Reported in: Issue 230
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: US, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Democratic Party (US), Anti-Russian, Puppets, Joe Biden, Sanctions, Donbas
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