Disinfo: Kurt Volker torpedoed Minsk Agreements for financial gain


[Former US Special Representative for Ukraine], Kurt Volker was continuously torpedoing Minsk Agreements, blaming Russia for the aggression, painting Kyiv in favorable light, all for financial gain.



Conspiracy theory based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Minsk Agreements and former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. 

The message aims to obfuscate Russia's responsibility and failure to uphold Minsk Agreements, see similar example: US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt allowed Ukraine "not to comply with the Minsk agreements".

As a US special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker supported US decision to provide lethal military aid to Ukraine. According to media reports, Mr. Volker simultaneously held positions with a lobbying firm and a think thank with financial ties to the manufacturer of Javelin anti-tank missile systems. However there is no evidence to suggest that Mr. Volker stood to get financial gain from lack of progress in Minsk Agreements. He has not been accused of violating any conflict-of-interest rules. 


  • Reported in: Issue 166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Kurt Volker, Minsk agreements
  • Outlet: 60 Minutes @ Rossiya 1 (28:20 - 28:40)
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