Disinfo: Current US administration causes the emergence of new hot spots all over the world

Summary

The current administration of the United States has adventurous foreign policy – there is an increasing number of hot spots in the world: Venezuela, [North] Korea, Syria; now we have an unstable situation around Iran and establishment of US military facilities in Eastern Europe, close to Russian borders. This situation does not lead to peaceful coexistence – on the contrary, at some point in time, it may get out of control and we will switch from politics to military actions.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the hostile character of the US foreign policy (examples here and here) and its continuous attempts to destabilise the situation in countries refusing to accept the US leadership (examples here and here). All the above-mentioned hot spots have its origins mostly in the actions of authoritarian regimes of these countries.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 157
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: New Cold War, War preparation
  • Outlet: Sputnik Polska
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Ukraine is a buffer state for NATO without membership prospects

At present, NATO does not want to accept Ukraine and, probably, will never accept it. For the West, Ukraine is nothing more than a buffer zone, which separates Europe from its geopolitical rival – Russia – and its role is to put pressure on it.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine and its cooperation with NATO.

Ukraine is a strategic partner for NATO in many areas. Since the 1990s, relations between NATO and Ukraine have developed into one of NATO’s most influential partnerships.

Georgia is busy with marijuana and gay pride

The syndrome of destruction that hit Europe is visible in Georgia. Instead of building planes, as before, this great Christian nation is busy with marijuana and gay pride.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about threatened values, which is used to undermine progressive Western attitudes about a variety of normative issues, including the rights of women, ethnic and religious minorities, and LGBT groups, among others.

Georgia is facing a massive disinformation attack after recent protests. The story is also consistent with narratives accusing the Western countries of meddling and attempting to forcibly impose their liberal values on countries with a strong Christian tradition. For similar cases, see here, here, and here.

Zelenskyy has neither army nor police, he is surrounded by corrupted predators

Zelenskyy’s story is a tragedy of a good smart person who found himself in an awful situation. He has neither army nor police, and is surrounded by predatory officials. Zelenskyy’s anti-corruption legislative initiatives have turned 99% of officials against him.

Disproof

No evidence given. This message is a conspiracy consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

President Zelenskyy is the Commander in Chief of the Ukrainian Army. There have been no statements made by President Zelenskyy or his representatives concerning alleged insubordination of certain military units or law-enforcement agencies to Zelenskyy's legal decisions.