Disinfo: Capitol riots to inspire Ukrainians to create chaos

Summary

Capitol riots will inspire looting in Ukrainians. It will lead to the country being converted into a platform for laundering of stolen money and will turn citizens into slaves. The current US president Trump was betrayed by everyone around him because of money and led the country into chaos. Similarly, this will be the case of Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narratives about Ukraine being exploited in the conflict between the West and Russia and its citizens subdued by the West, also by casting doubt over the legitimacy of Western democratic institutions.

The used narrative is an unjustified analogy between recent events in the US and the situation in Ukraine. It presents an unfounded prediction instilling a perception of certainty without providing a logical connection or evidence.

It rests upon the disinformation presumption that Ukraine is (created as) an international puppet in the war between Russia and the West. It is used to spread and support Russophobic propaganda. Also that Western institutions exploit Ukraine's state treasures and industries by making it financially dependent.

In reality, US riots were triggered by the upcoming change of power in the US with white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and a fraction of Trump supporters present storming the Capitol. For now, these events remain relevant to US internal affairs only with any, if at all, ramifications still to be seen.

See similar cases: US Capitol rioters were conservatives who hoped to regain the Old America; The most violent US Capitol rioters were not Trump supporters but Antifa; The attack on Capitol hill was a set-up.

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  • Reported in: Issue 228
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Bulgarian, Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Republican Party (US), US Presidential Election 2020, Protest, Democracy, Ukrainian disintegration, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Ukrainian statehood
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The most violent US Capitol rioters were not Trump supporters but Antifa

Although it is true some of the protesters who marched into the US Capitol were supporters of President Trump, the most violent people responsible for the unrest and riots were most likely supporters of Antifa. Why? Because when somebody looks like an Antifa supporter, behaves like an Antifa supporter, and is armed like an Antifa supporter would be, they are most likely affiliated with Antifa or a similar organisation.

Disproof

On 6 January 2021 hundreds of President Trump supporters breached the US Capitol after they managed to push through the barriers. The unrest happened as the Congress was to count electoral college votes to certify President-elect Biden’s victory. Five people, including a police officer, died. This incident happened after repeated claims of a “stolen election”.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stated there is no evidence at this point that perpetrators of violence at the US Capitol were Antifa supporters.

The US will split in half over stolen elections

American democracy is over and the country has split into two over the fraudulent presidential elections.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin allegation about the stolen votes of the presidential elections in Biden's favour. The other part of the disinformation claim is related to the instability of democracy in the USA.

The day before Congress formally had to affirm Biden's victory in the 2020 US Presidential election, Donald Trump had encouraged his supporters to come to Washington to protest.

The ”Democrats” usurpation of power in the US is a fact

The political drama in the US is over. The “Democrats” usurpation of power has become a fact. The successful coup d’etat, coinciding with the election, against the populist president Donald Trump demonstrated that it is hardly no future in an attempt to rely on the people when the elites are in general against. But who knows, the spark ignited 6 January might start a flame.

Disproof

An unfounded claim, describing the democratic process of electing Joe Biden for President as a “coup”.

This is part of a recurring disinformation narrative about the US in the context of the US presidential election. In its interim assessment on the conduct of the election, the OSCE finds that the contest was: