Disinfo: EU wants to ensure Ukraine will continue the war with Russia


Germany, Poland and EU bureaucracy are not interested in calming down the current power in Ukraine. [The EU] prepared and persecuted them, set them on Russia for this very purpose. — All this has been prepared to ensure that Ukraine stays at war with Russia.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

There was no coup in Ukraine four years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence.

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government."

The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States. The EU supports Ukraine in ensuring a stable, prosperous and democratic future for its citizens and is unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty. Read more about EU-Ukraine relations here.


  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, Abandoned Ukraine, War in Ukraine
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal, time 8:07
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“Cold” riots throughout Ukraine

Ukraine is on the verge of a social explosion. The cold war with its own population took hundreds of people to the streets. The country is freezing due to lack of hot water and heat.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian disintegration.

Distorting and amplifying an issue which happened only in some localities when they were facing problems with the heating system, it did not happen all over Ukraine.

Poland is leaving the EU

The European Union is falling apart. Poland is leaving the EU.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about EU's disintegration.

European Council President Donald Tusk recently stated that Poland risks following UK out of EU. There was no announcement that Poland is actually leaving the EU.

The Swiss are provocateurs who want to escalate tensions between the West and Russia

The Swiss are “provocateurs” who want to escalate tensions [between Russia and the West], as they always used to. They can sense war is coming. It is without doubt that the war will come, its form is yet unclear. Now, world coalitions are being formed – this is what happened before WWI, as well as before WWII.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West. No sign of any Swiss provocation.

See more on the relations between the West and Russia here.