Disinfo: Biden’s stance on Ukraine was a gesture to Russophobic Baltics, Poland and Brussels


Why does Joe Biden continue with his stance on Ukraine, accompanied by an enormous political and media hysteria about an invented Russian invasion? Why has this smokescreen been sold to the media? If the US really doesn’t believe that this is going to happen, why threaten with sanctions? Biden had to sell this speech to gain strength, to calm the Russophobic lust of the Baltics, of Poland, of Brussels entourage, that even before the Biden-Putin meeting called for more sanctions.


This is part of an ongoing disinformation campaign aiming to deny any Russian responsibility for the escalation of tensions with Ukraine as a result of Russia’s military buildup on the border.

Regardless of the Russian invasion taking place or not, the threat is not “invented”, nor reporting and denouncing it is “political and media hysteria” or a “smokescreen”, as this disinformation story claims. In fact, military experts and intelligence services of many countries have pointed to some worrying elements, including the deployment of as more than 100,000 troops, as well as of certain specialised military units, electronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles.

This specific disinformation story is a reaction to US president Joe Biden’s statement that makes clear that his government won’t accept Russia’s “red lines” in Ukraine, a stance that he maintained during his video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 7 December 2021.

Similar positions have been expressed by relevant international actors, such as the G7 foreign ministers. The European Union has stated that it will be standing firmly and decisively with Ukraine in front of any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and sovereignty and has warned of severe political consequences with a high political and economic cost for Russia if it proceeds with further aggressive actions. Therefore, the claim that Biden expressed this stance as a gesture to other “Russophobic” actors has no basis. Accusing those who call out Russia’s illicit behaviour of “Russophobia” is a frequent pro-Kremlin disinformation technique.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that the West needs Ukraine for NATO bases as Kyiv prepares for a mythical Russian invasion, that Ukrainian officials are obsessed by imaginary invasions and inexistent Russian imperial ambitions, or that Russia sent troops to the Ukrainian border because there was danger for the Russian population in Donbas.

Check out seven popular myths abouth Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict here - including the claim of "russophobic West".


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/12/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, EU
  • Keywords: Russophobia, War in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, Joe Biden, Ursula von der Leyen, Sanctions
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Disinfo: US and NATO want to inflame an endless military conflict near Russian borders

The goal of the United States and NATO is, with the help of the anti-Russian regime in Kyiv, to inflame an endless military conflict near the Russian borders. And Russia will not allow the "partners" to turn the post-Soviet space into a territory of enmity and self-destruction of a group of pseudo-independent states.

The Ukrainian army in the hands of the United States is becoming a cheap instrument that is not a pity to lose in a proxy war with Russia.


Recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets, claiming that the West, more specifically the US and NATO, are encircling Russia. The article is undermining Ukrainian and other post-soviet countries' independence, claiming that the West is using them for its belligerent plans.

The war in Ukraine is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. The US, Ukraine, as well as NATO, are not planning a war against Russia. It is Moscow who is responsible for the ongoing situation providing military backing to the armed formations in the Donbas region. This disinformation is used to distract attention from a renewed build-up of Russian armed forces along the Ukrainian borders which have left additional significant Russian heavy armament and equipment in Ukraine's proximity.

Disinfo: Accusations of “Russian aggression” are pretext for NATO to station weapons near Russia

Accusations of “Russian aggression” are a pretext for NATO to station weapons near Russia's borders.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the "Russian threat" is a false idea allegedly created and spread by NATO and used as a pretext to station NATO troops and military equipment near Russia’s borders. The article’s message is also consistent with the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the West, and NATO, in particular, is encircling Russia.

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. The claim that NATO is encircling Russia is one of the myths about NATO. Russia has land borders with 14 countries. Only five of them are NATO members. Compared to Russia's sizeable forces (several tens of thousands) near NATO borders, the enhanced forward presence in the Baltic NATO members states as well as in Romania and Bulgaria numbers few battalions totalling a few thousand soldiers.

Disinfo: Anglo-Saxons provoked Belarus-Polish border situation to impose martial law in the West

Although there is no military threat from Belarus, Poland is continuing to deploy an intervention force on the border between Russia and Belarus.

Thus, one of the aims of the conflict provoked by the Anglo-Saxons might be to enable the West to impose martial law to solve the internal problem - to isolate the protesters against the "new normality" and quarantines. On the scale of the European Union, this "minority" does not seem so small - we are talking about at least ten million people. Most of them are staunch opponents of the "new world order" introduced under the guise of fighting the epidemic. It is difficult to convince or coerce them through administrative measures.


An unfounded conspiracy theory put forward without any evidence. There is no basis to claim that the situation at the Belarus-Polish border stands as a pretext to impose martial law in the West.

The situation at the Polish-Belarusian border was not provoked by the "Anglo-Saxons"; it is a recurring narrative accusing the West of the aggressive behaviour towards Belarus and promoting a distorted picture of the migration crisis on the EU-Belarus border.