Disinfo: Kyiv is persistently sabotaging the Minks agreements


Kyiv is persistently sabotaging the implementation of the Minsk agreements on which the settlement in Ukraine is based.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Ukraine is not willing to implement the Minsk and Normandy agreements, and Ukraine's position is the only obstacle on the way to the peace process in Donbas.

These claims are part of an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia’s military build-up on the border with Ukraine. By shifting the blame on Ukraine, this disinformation story aims to deny any Russian responsibility for the situation.

The current tensions are a result of Russia’s actions since late October 2021, including the deployment of more than 100,000 troops, as well as of certain specialised military units, electronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles. Despite Russian denials, this has been proven by satellite images and intelligence from the US, Ukraine and NATO, among other countries and institutions.

Contrary to the claims, the main impediment to a peace settlement in Donbas is, in fact, Russia’s and its proxies’ deliberate unwillingness to implement the Minsk agreements. Moreover, Moscow illegally provides weapons to the separatists. This is a well-known fact, although Russia denies it and accuses the US of selling weapons to Kyiv. Ukraine, on the other hand, does not conceal the military aid it receives because it is legal and transparent.

By making statements alleging that Ukraine has done nothing to implement the Minsk agreements, Moscow and the separatists it backs are delaying a peace settlement and are trying to deflect attention away from this responsibility.

Read more disinformation reports alleging that Ukraine is blocking the peace settlement in Donbas. See also our recent article about 7 frequent myths of Russian disinformation regarding Ukraine and the conflict.


  • Reported in: Issue 271
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/02/2022
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas, War in Ukraine, Minsk agreements
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Disinfo: The US will start a war in Ukraine when NATO coalition against Russia is ready

The US could begin a big conflict in Ukraine when Washington creates a wide NATO coalition prepared for a war against Russia. Currently, the US supports slow conflict in Donbas and is strengthening its own positions near the Russian border.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about a war in Ukraine and the US presence in Europe.

The US is not interested in a war with Russia. As it is explained on the website of the Department of State, the US “supported Russia’s integration into European and global institutions and a deepened bilateral partnership in security cooperation to reinforce the foundations of stability and predictability” but could not continue this kind of policy because “Russia ultimately rejected this approach”. Washington also reacted to the aggressive behaviour of Moscow aiming to undermine core institutions of the West, "such as NATO and the EU, and to weaken faith in the democratic and free-market system."

Disinfo: Ukraine will become a springboard for possible military operations against Russia

Sooner or later Ukraine will become a springboard for possible military operations against Russia. Given the length of the border, this situation is a disadvantage for Russia, which cannot be compared with the NATO membership of the Baltic countries. The military build-up in Ukraine by the United States and the West poses a fundamental threat to Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is a "springboard of aggression" against Russia and that the United States and the West are pushing Ukraine towards a war with Russia. By accusing the West and Ukraine, these narratives aim to deflect any Russian blame for this situation and the events that led to it.

Neither the US nor the West, are pushing Ukraine to an escalation in Donbas. This disinformation is used to distract attention from a renewed build-up of Russian armed forces along the Ukrainian borders since October 2021 which has resulted in additional significant Russian heavy armament and equipment near the Ukrainian-Russian and, since recently, also near the Belarusian-Ukrainian borders. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasised many times that Ukraine is not interested in resuming the conflict in Donbas. Ukraine, according to Zelenskyy, is committed to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Disinfo: Anglo-Saxons and their Central European satellites seek conflict with Russia at all costs

A Polish expert claims that the current crisis with Russia allows the West to rebuild its unity. However, the opposite seems to be true. On the one hand, there is Continental Europe, led by Germany and France, which speak about the need for dialogue with Moscow, intensification of the Normandy Format and a peaceful resolution of existing contradictions.

On the other hand, the Anglo-Saxon bloc (UK, US to some extent) and its Central European satellites (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) are blowing the trumpets of war, seeking the conflict with Russia at all costs. The leaders of other countries (Hungary, Croatia) openly declare that they will not be involved in any quarrels related to Ukraine.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukrainian statehood and war in Ukraine. These claims are part of an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine. By accusing the US, UK and Central European countries of being the driving force behind the escalation of tensions, this disinformation story aims to deny any Russian responsibility for the situation.

The claim that Poland, the Baltic states, the UK and the USA want to provoke a conflict with Russia is ungrounded. Since late October 2021, Russia has deployed more than 100,000 troops, as well as certain specialised military unitselectronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles along the borders of Ukraine.