Disinfo: It is absurd to say that Russia is part of the conflict in Donbas


In every way possible Ukraine is trying to expose Russia as a party to the conflict. This is absurd. Everyone understands this.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine here, here and here.

The EU condemns the clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.


  • Reported in: Issue170
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: DNR, LNR, War in Ukraine


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Neither Turkey, nor the US has any interest in building peace in Syria

About the war. Can you tell me which is the only country interested in (peace), I do not mean the regional players, building peace in Syria? Maybe Turkey? Of course not. The United States? Of course not. Russia. Only the Russian Federation is interested in peace.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Syrian war.

In fact, Russia saved a leader, not a nation. There is ample evidence that the Syrian leadership (supported by Russia) is responsible for numerous massacresbombings and chemical attacks on civilians in Syria. Russian airstrikes on hospitals, water treatment plants and mosques [causing hundreds of civilian deaths] have also been documented. Both militaries have denied the allegation. Amnesty International has also gathered evidence, including photos and video footage, suggesting the Russians have used unguided bombs in densely populated civilian areas, as well as internationally banned deadly cluster munitions.

NATO military exercise near Belarusian border is a threat for Russia

Soldiers and officers of the US Army’s 1st division have already begun to arrive in Pabrade training ground in Lithuania. It is located only 10 kilometers from the Belarusian border.

The arc from the Baltic to the Black Sea encircles Russia’s borders. The contingents of the NATO member countries, first of all the US, draw together drop by drop. There has not been such a transfer of US troops to Europe from the continental part of America for quite some time. We consider this as a threat to our borders, a threat to Russia’s security.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Western attempts to encircle Russia and portraying military exercises as security threats.

The claim that NATO is encircling Russia is one of the myths about NATO. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, less than one-sixteenth (1,215 kilometres), is shared with NATO members. Russia has land borders with 14 countries. Only five of them are NATO members. Outside NATO territory, the Alliance only has a military presence in two places: Kosovo and Afghanistan.

France took hostiles measures against Russia while Skripal, MH17 and Syria cases are not clear

For years, we have been doing unfriendly and even hostile acts against Russia. I recall that France has expelled Russian diplomats in the context of the Skripal case. Where are we now in the Skripal case? Where are we in the case of the Malaysian plane where Russia was blamed while the Prime Minister of Malaysia denounced a few weeks ago the fact that this investigation was completely biased against the Russia?

Russia has a very predictable diplomatic policy, it respects international law, while French policy is very contradictory.

We should put the things on the table! We need to do international investigations on the MH17 plane because this case is not clear. On the Skripal case, it’s not clear. On the case of the bombings in Syria, it is not clear!


Recurent disinformation narrative on the unfounded Western sanctions imposed against Russia, which respects international law. Russia broke international law annexing Crimea in 2014 and GA of UN adopted a resolution on the matter.

The disinformation narrative also pretends that nobody conducted serious investigations on the crimes attributed to Russia.