Disinfo: By arming Ukraine, the US and the UK want to push Russia against Europe

Summary

By arming Ukraine the US and the UK want to push Russia against Europe.

This is an Anglo-Saxon thing, with the active support of the Germans and Poles, and the Baltic states, they really want to make this war real and push Russia against the European countries.

Ukraine is literally being held back from any constructive steps, not just being pumped up with weapons, but being forced to use these weapons more and more riskily.

Disproof

This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets accusing the US and the UK of aggravating the situation in Ukraine, and disrupting peace efforts. It promotes a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about lost sovereignty / external control, specifically about the EU's dependence on the US and so-called "Anglo-Saxons".

Multiple countries around the world support Ukraine's defense against Russia' military aggression with deliveries of weapons, ammunition and non-lethal military equipment, including multiple NATO alliesAustralia,Japan, and others.

Many also countries are supporting Ukraine with military, political and humanitarian aid and are simultaneously trying to find a diplomatic solution to the war against Ukraine

Western leaders have been continuously calling for talks and a peaceful solution to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, but Moscow has been ignoring these efforts. The West is not interested in the continuation of the war at the heart of Europe. And the West is not interested in war with Russia or Russians.

Sovereign decisions of the European nations and the EU regarding their domestic and foreign policies are often presented in pro-Kremlin media as an "Anglo-Saxon provocation". The term “Anglo-Saxons” in such cases normally stands for the US and UK and often means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis.

Read more about the EU's response and support for Ukraine. See our guide to deciphering pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's war. See our account of the Kremlin's intention to annihilate Ukraine here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 300
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/07/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, UK, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Invasion of Ukraine, Sergei Lavrov, Military, Anti-Russian, War preparation

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Disinfo: The West is tired of Ukrainian conflict, German parliamentarians are calling to dissolve Nato

The Kyiv regime tries to stop a voluntary return of Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, and Kharkiv regions, liberated from Nazism, to Russia. In Germany, Bundestag parliamentarians called for peace with Russia and NATO dissolution. Washington and London have put an ultimatum to Volodymyr Zelenskyy that in case the Ukrainian town of Slavyansk is surrendered, military financing will end.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about neo-Nazi Ukraine, which is abandoned by the West, but also a puppet of the West. It cynically calls the Russia-occupated territories of Ukraine 'liberated' under the false pretext of 'Nazi' Ukrainian authorities.

The article promotes a false claim about the German parliament’s anti-NATO position. The position of individual German parliamentarians is presented as of the whole Bundestag. In fact, the majority of the German lawmakers firmly support NATO. In early July 2022, the overwhelming majority of the German Bundestag swiftly backed Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO. Furthermore, a conspiracy is promoted concerning the West’s ultimatum to Kyiv regarding the town of Slavyansk and arms support – there is no proof to it whatsoever and is part of a long series of claims meant to undermine Ukraine's statehood and sovereignty.

Disinfo: Limited military operation liberates LPR from the Ukrainian Nazi rule

Another key task of the special operation is the denazification of Ukraine.

There are certain plans for how such operations unfold. At the moment, the LPR ["Lugansk Peoples Republic"] has already been liberated from the nationalists, from the pro-fascist forces, which seized power there at a certain period ... In another part, the special operation continues.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at justifying the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and portraying the latter as a nazi state.

80% of the population of what the article calls "liberated", but is in fact occupied territory of the Zaporizhya region left their homes. Only 1/3 of population stays in the occupied Lisichansk. In Mariupol, Russians are holding over 10,000 Mariupol residents in “filtration camps”. Several thousands, including unaccompanied children have been forcefully deported to Russia.

Disinfo: Kalibr missile hit an important military meeting in Vinnytsia

On July 14, Russian Armed Forces attacked the building of the garrison House of Officers in the city of Vinnytsia with Kalibr sea-based precision missiles. At that moment there was a meeting going on. The meeting was attended by the command of the Ukrainian Air Force and representatives of foreign arms suppliers. At the meeting they discussed the transfer of the next batch of aircrafts and weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the organisation of the repair of the Ukrainian aviation fleet. As a result of the strike by high-precision missiles, all participants in the meeting were destroyed.

Russia only hits military targets in Ukraine.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, claiming that Russian military does not strike civilian infrastructure.

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