Disinfo: The government in Kyiv is sabotaging peace in Donbas


The current government in Kyiv is a “party of war” and has always obstructed a peaceful settlement in the Donbas.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative (see previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the War in Ukraine).

It was Russia that provoked a war in Ukraine. For background see here.

In 2018, the EU condemned Russia’s support for the so-called “elections” on the occupied territories. The U.S. State Department also condemned Russia’s supportive actions. Earlier the U.S. Special Representative on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, mentioned that the so-called LNR and DNR “are entities created by Russia … to cement an ongoing conflict.” According to Volker, the purpose of the Minsk agreements is “to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity and constitutional order.”



  • Reported in: Issue 137
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, DNR, Eastern Ukraine, LNR, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Ukrainian statehood


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Americans created Ukrainian problem in Europe in order to complicate the dialogue between Germany and Russia

The United States are working against strong European Union. That is why Americans created the Ukrainian problem in Europe – in order to complicate dialogue between Germany and Russia.


Conspiracy theory that combines two recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives: regarding US presence in Europe and war in Ukraine.

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West is manipulating young Belarusians

US and EU carry out work aimed at breaking the age-old ties of Russia and Belarus. Hundreds of millions of dollars and euros have been allocated for  ideological work and manipulation of people, especially of the younger generation. Numerous Western institutions are trying to rewrite history.


No evidence given.

EU offers assistance to Belarus in order to improve the quality of life of Belarusian citizens in a tangible and visible manner, by strengthening its economy, governance, connectivity and society. Find out more about the EU assistance to Belarus here.

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood and to arrange 'Belarusian Maidan'. Examples of earlier disinformation with a similar narrative here and here.