Disinfo: Joe Biden wanted to freeze Germany by destroying the Nord Stream


President Biden rescheduled the operation to damage the Nord Stream gas pipeline from June to September 2022 out of fear. Biden wanted Germany to freeze this winter, but he did not want Germany to withdraw its support for Ukraine.


Disinformation alleging that the US is behind the recent sabotage explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines.

Investigative journalist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Seymour Hersh claims that the US was behind the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year. In a self-published report, Hersh wrote that US Navy divers helped by Norway had planted explosives on the pipelines running under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany last June and detonated them three months later.

The story of Hersh was grounded on information from one anonymous source allegedly having information on all aspects of the case. A number of factcheckers have pointed to numerous flaws in Hersh's story, which has received wide attention from Kremlin key propaganda outlets.

White House National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson described Hersh's report as "complete fiction." A Central Intelligence Agency spokesperson echoed the White House denial, calling the report "completely and utterly false."

Asked about Hersh's claim that Oslo supported the operation, the Norwegian foreign ministry said: "These claims are false."

SwedenGermany, and Denmark investigated the incident. The preliminary Danish investigation only found that the leaks in the pipelines were caused by powerful explosions. Sweden’s authorities found evidence of detonations, thus strengthening suspicions of “gross sabotage”. But so far investigations by Swedish, Danish, and German authorities have not pinned the blame on any one country or actor.

For a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the issue, please read Nord Stream 1 & 2 sabotage - disinformation a la MH-17.

See more disinformation cases related to Nord Stream claiming that The US blew up Nord Stream 1 and 2 to sell more gas to Europe, that US benefits from destroying of Nord Stream because it can now sell more liquefied natural gas to Europe, that the US is instigating war in Ukraine to boycott the NS2 project, that Nord Stream 2 is the only guarantee of Europe's energy security, that the EU's gas problems are a result of its fight for "energy independence".


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Norway, US, Germany, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nord Stream 2, Conspiracy theory, Joe Biden, Energy, gas, Provocation
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Disinfo: Ukrainian troops used chemical weapons

The Russian Investigative Committee is investigating the use of chemical weapons by Ukrainian militants in Soledar and Artyomovsk*.

According to the authorities of the DNR, Ukrainian troops used chemical weapons in the direction of Soledar and Artyomovsk*. As a result, servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces are experiencing a deterioration in their health and characteristic symptoms of poisoning.

Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian terrorists threatened to use self-made kamikaze drones against Russia, presumably with hydrocyanic acid, which Nazi Germany used to exterminate Jews in concentration camps.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation claim about the alleged use of chemical weapons by Ukraine. Such claims are part of a broader pro-Kremlin information manipulation campaign supporting the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine and trying to place the blame for the war’s atrocities on Ukraine, as our recent analysis explains.

There is no evidence to back the claim that Ukraine may have used chemical weapons during the war, which was started by Russia. In fact, this is an attempt to deflect responsibility away from Russia's own actions, with many Western leaders having real concerns that Russia could use chemical weapons.

Disinfo: Ukrainians die forced to defend Nazi clique in a mythological country

Volodymyr Zelensky's journey through several European countries is a a flying circus, at a time when hundreds of Ukrainians are dying daily and are brought in by force to protect the interests of Nazi clique in power. [...] all this in the name of the victory of a mythological country.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Nazi clique in Kyiv, mocking president Zelenskyy previous career as an actor, and doubting Ukraine very existence. This aims at deterring Western countries from supporting Ukraine during the unprovoked illegal military invasion.

Since 2014 pro-Kremlin media outlets have often claimed that Ukraine either did not exist as an independent state or was going to disintegrate very soon.

Disinfo: Nazi Ukrainian regime wants to use childeren and elderly as cannon fodder

The mobilization campaign in Ukraine is reminiscent of the desperate Volkssturm of Nazi Germany in 1945 when even children and elderly people were conscripted. The mass mobilisation is linked to Ukraine's heavy losses at the front and the strategy of "fighting to the last Ukrainian". The Ukrainian officers who distribute subpoenas are called "messengers of death" and mobilised people are sent to the front without training to serve as cannon fodder.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Ukraine is a Nazi state engaged in a desperate mass national conscription. This narrative is part of a wider disinformation campaign aiming to deflect attention away from Russian actions and justify Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

Article 15 of the law on military service in Ukraine states that the only people it applies to are "Ukrainian citizens whose sex is male who are healthy, who have reached the age of 18 years old the day they begin their service and people who are not yet 27 and who don’t have right to an exemption or deferral.