Disinfo: Global corporations are responsible for the war in Ukraine

Summary

The war in Ukraine is not a war between the Ukrainians and the Russians, but a bloodbath of global corporations: mainly arms manufacturers, grouped in the "World Economic Forum", whose aim is to destroy "northern civilisation".

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the so-called transnational corporations with a new element, connecting it to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The narrative tries to deflect attention away from Russia’s responsibility for the war in Ukraine.

The article's message is also consistent with a broad pro-Kremlin narrative about "threatened values" – one of the most common pro-Kremlin narratives – suggesting that those who are committed to traditional values are now threatened by those who oppose them and instead seek to establish a morally bankrupt dystopia. See a similar case here. The claim also connects to the narrative that the West somehow organised the events of Euromaidan and the war as it serves only the interest of the West.

In fact, there is no evidence to support these claims. The war is the direct consequence of the Kremlin’s actions going back to 2014 when Russia illegally annexed Crimea and started an armed uprising in Donbas. The invasion of Ukraine came after eight years of unnecessary bloodshed, and it was the decision of the Kremlin. No other power, corporation or government forced Russia to deploy 190.000 troops on the border with Ukraine and then try to occupy the country. The narrative only tries to deflect attention away from Russia’s responsibility for the war in Ukraine.

On 24 February, Putin announced his decision to launch a full-scale military invasion against Ukraine, which started the largest military conflict in Europe since WWII. One of the pretexts for the so-called "military operation" is “demilitarisation and denazification” of Ukraine according to official Russian statements.

Read more about the EU response and support for Ukraine. See also the Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War and The Chilling Background to the Kremlin's "No War" trope.

See other disinformation narratives mentioning transnational corporations: transnational corporations aim to destroy the Christian world, Euromaidan was a coup d’état financed by global corporations, Global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites.

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  • Reported in: Issue 279
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/03/2022
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Secret elites / global elites, War in Ukraine
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Disinfo: Russian invasion of Ukraine started due to the genocide of the Russian-speaking population

The crisis in Ukraine did not arise because of territories, but because of the genocide of the Russian-speaking population. Russia has stood up for our citizens and compatriots in the Donbass. For us, this is a question of security, peaceful living and building good relations.

Disproof

This is part of a disinformation campaign aiming to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, portraying the Ukrainian leadership as pathologically Russophobic and bent on subjecting the country's Russian-speaking population to "genocide".

There was no genocide of Russians or any other national minorities in Ukraine. The rights of Russian-speaking citizens are equally guaranteed by the Ukrainian constitution and legislation. Articles 10 and 11 of the Constitution guarantee the free development of the languages and cultures of Ukraine’s ethnic minorities, including Russian-speakers.

Disinfo: Ukrainian Nazis used tanks to shoot at Drama Theatre in Mariupol

Eduard Basurin, reported on the organised provocation of the Ukrainian Nazis from the Ukrainian nationalist regiment "Azov" in Mariupol with the blowing up of the Drama Theatre.

"According to our information, this is also confirmed by people leaving Mariupol that one of the headquarters of the Ukrainian nationalist regiment "Azov" was located in the playhouse. They decided to take a picture: they shot at the building with tanks, and then they began to explain that the Russian military had bombed the cultural centre and that there were deaths. Therefore, the information about the death of 1,500 people that was spread in all Ukrainian media turned out to be a lie from beginning to end."

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine, in the context of Russia's unjustified military invasion of Ukraine.

On March 16, 2022 an airstrike hit a theater sheltering hundreds of civilians in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Rescuers worked to pull out survivors, finding 130 by March 17, 2022.

Disinfo: Hunter Biden linked to US Biolabs in Ukraine

The issue of US bio labs in Ukraine took a curious turn: editors confirmed the authenticity of documents about Hunter Biden's involvement in US Bio funding in the CIS region.

Hunter was known to have a shell company called Seneca through which he laundered his income abroad.

Metabiota was a subcontractor to Black & Veatch, one of the Pentagon's major biosecurity partners. Black & Veatch was contracted to build a bio-lab in Odessa to "study biological attacks".

The White House has been unable to provide a coherent response to questions about these notorious labs. But it has ceaselessly pumped weapons into Kyiv, provoking conflict - in the hope that the evidence against the Bidens will disappear along with Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about bioweapons and alleged secret biolaboratories in Ukraine. This disinformation claim also targets Hunter Biden, vilifying the family of the president of US.

The claim is made in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022.