Disinfo: Kyiv, the US and Europe prepare a media provocation to turn the world against Russia


Representatives of Kyiv, with the support of the EU and others, plan to present ''strong evidence” to the international community that between February and April 2022 Russian military operations caused “radioactive contamination of important lands in Ukraine” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and others.

The main goal is to exert political pressure on countries that do not support Western sanctions against Russia to ensure their "correct" vote in the United Nations to support the "Kyiv peace plan", [...] to carry out the illegal seizure of Russian assets abroad to "support Ukraine" and create an "international court".


This is an unsubstantiated claim by pro-Kremlin outlets made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, accusing the collective West of manipulating the facts of the full-scale invasion to undermine support for the Ukrainian peace plan, to destroy backing of sanctions on Russia and prevent the setting up an of international court for war crimes.

No such revelations took place before the emergency session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) which took place on 22 February 2023.

The claim is made against the background of the UNGA vote on Resolution A/ES-aa/L.7 which demands that ‘the Russian Federation immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.’ The Resolution was voted on 23 February 2023 and adopted by the UNGA with 141 votes in favour, 7 votes against and 32 abstentions.

Russia was only supported by Belarus, DPRK, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua and Syria.

As far as peace negotiations are concerned, the EU Council Conclusions of 09 February 2023 state unequivocally:

"Russia must stop this atrocious war immediately. The European Union will stand by Ukraine with its steadfast support for as long as it takes."

The EU supports Ukraine’s initiative for a just peace, including:

See HRVP Josep Borrell's remarks on the UNGA vote.

Read more disinformation cases about Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, US, Europe
  • Keywords: Provocation, Chernobyl, Nuclear issues, Conspiracy theory, Invasion of Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Ukraine
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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.