Disinfo: CIA ordered Zelenskyy to execute Russophobic task


We need to understand that this is not Zelenskyy’s decision to block access to Russian social networks but an order from the US Central Intelligence Agency. Zelenskyy is a puppet of foreign intelligence services. His boss set him the task of maximum de-Russification and to turn Ukraine against Russia.


Recurring disinformation narrative about Ukraine being a puppet of the US and a Russophobic state.

Ukraine has continued to block access to Russian social networks for security reasons, as part of a broader set of measures by the National Security Council (NSDC) to expand “personal economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)” against personalities linked to the Crimean annexation, terrorist activities, illegal border crossing and 468 Russia-based or Russia-affiliated companies.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. The US does not control Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the free world, confirmed by the resolutions of the United Nations but violated by Russia.

The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25 December 1991. Since then, Washington has been working closely with Ukraine; assisting in the democratic development of the country and helping Ukraine to withstand Russian aggressionU.S. policy has since been centred on realising and strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous and free Ukraine closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures.

See more examples of disinformation narratives: There is no Ukraine; Ukrainians are Russians, not Ukrainians; The myth that Ukraine is a separate nation was created in the Soviet Union.


  • Reported in: Issue 198
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine, Russophobia, Conspiracy theory, CIA


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Terrorists coordinate with US forces in Syria

The Syrian authorities have arrested a group of militants affiliated with ISIS. They admitted committing various terrorist operations, ranging from killing, execution and kidnapping to sabotage and destruction of public property.

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The terrorists revealed that they were receiving instructions from US occupation forces in Al-Tanf, as these forces directed the leader of the terrorist organisation, particularly in targeting the fighters of the Syrian Arab Army, Palmyra area, “T4” airport, and oil fields near the city of Palmyra.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US is supporting or working together with ISIS in the Middle East.

This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States has created and supported many jihadi terrorist organisations and controls global terrorism.

The MH17 plane crash trial does not have substantive evidence

The MH17 accident as concocted by the West to deliberately implicate Russia by using fabricated evidence. The statement of the anonymized witness M58, part of the trial against Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, Sergey Nikolayevich Dubinskiy, Oleg Yuldashevich Pulatov, and Leonid Volodymyrovych Kharchenko for causing the crash of MH17 and murdering the 298 persons on board, is not substantial and based on limited evidence.


The article continues on a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative discrediting the value of the evidence obtained by the International Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the downing of flight MH17. The article is also a series of disinformation narrative covering the MH17 trial.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) - which is comprised of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service officials and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine - has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy. At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has concluded that the BUK-TELAR used to down MH17 originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

WHO and Bill Gates infected thousands of children with polio in India

Three years ago there was a scandal in India, when the World Health Organisation, with support from Bill Gates, was intensively vaccinating children [against polio]. As a result, the number of children who contracted polio increased by half a million. And right after they were kicked the hell out of there, the number of polio cases dropped to their statistical norm.


This is a conspiracy theory based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the World Health Organisation and Bill Gates. 

This TV broadcast advances a popular conspiracy theory making rounds on the internet. It has been extensively debunked by the PolitiFact.