Disinfo: Kyiv's leaders do not hide their desire to move from a Russophobic policy to genocide


Kyiv leaders do not even hide their desire to move from a Russophobic policy to mass genocide.

The criminal oligarchy ruling Ukraine today is interested in unleashing a genocide. These same figures are also "interested" in drawing Russia into the war in Donbas with the aim of ... losing in it! To unleash war and quickly lose in it in order to escape with the money to the West.

And to start implementing this plan, they need to start the genocide of the Donbas population with the help of heavy large-calibre artillery and armoured vehicles already pulled there.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the Ukrainian leadership as pathologically Russophobic and bent on subjecting the country's Russian-speaking population to "genocide."

This article is part of a current disinformation campaign aiming to deflect attention away from Russia’s military build-up on its border with Ukraine since late October 2021 by accusing Ukraine of “preparing an aggression”, a frequent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative. Contrary to the claim, reports and expressions of concern about military preparations and mobilisation of Russian troops is not a “campaign against Russia”, but a fact confirmed by satellite images and intelligence of the US, Ukraine and NATO, among other countries and institutions. See the 16 December NATO statement calling Russia to immediately de-escalate tension.

There is no genocide of Russians or any other national minorities in Ukraine. The rights of Russian-speaking citizens are equally guaranteed by the Ukrainian constitution and legislation. Articles 10 and 11 of the Constitution guarantee the free development of the languages and cultures of Ukraine’s ethnic minorities, including Russian-speakers.

There is no evidence that ethnic Russians are facing persecution at the hands of the Ukrainian authorities, much less the danger of annihilation on grounds of nationality, ethnicity, or cultural belonging. This has been confirmed by reports issued by the Council of Europe, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the OSCE. For an overview of the Kremlin's deployment of the "genocide" narrative regarding Ukraine, see further debunking by EUvsDisinfo, Euromaidan Press, and POLYGRAPH.info.

Read our recent articles on 7 myths of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Russian military buildup near Ukraine, and Kremlin fabricated pretexts for further invasion to Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/12/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Genocide, Donbas, Russophobia, War in Ukraine, Warmongering
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Disinfo: Lithuania is a cannon fodder for the US

Lithuania is a puppet of the United States. The US is using Vilnius as cannon fodder in international relations. Lithuania is an American tool to destabilise the situation in other countries.


A recurring narrative about Lithuania as one of the puppets of the US.

Lithuania is an independent state with its own domestic and foreign policy. Relations between the US and Lithuania are based on friendship and respect. Washington provides broad support to Lithuania after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Disinfo: Lithuania and other Eastern European states are afraid Russian threat will disappear

The Eastern European countries are afraid that Western countries could discuss security with Russia and could provide security guarantees to Moscow. Moscow explained that is concerned due to NATO's actions near the border with Russia. If Alliance reassures Russia about its security, the situation in the region will stabilise and the so-called “Russian threat” will disappear. It is good for Lithuania but Vilnius is afraid that without the “Russian threat” it will not have the support of the US anymore. The Baltic states would need to seek a new master. Russia also will disappear as an excuse for all domestic problems.


The narrative presents Lithuania, the Baltic states and other Eastern European countries as Russophobic. The message also downplays Russian threat.

Lithuania, or the Baltic states, prefers stabilisation of the security in the region but, in this case, the broader context of the situation is important. The message is linked to Russia's "wish list" to NATO presented by Moscow on 17 December (read about it more here). Lithuania's minister of defence Arvydas Anušauskas evaluated Moscow's security demands to NATO as an attempt to divide Europe into security spheres.

Disinfo: Berlin put pressure on neighbouring Luxembourg to deny RT's licence

According to reports in the German media earlier this year, Berlin put pressure on neighbouring Luxembourg to deny RT's licence.


Accusations of censorship and attacks against freedom of expression are a recurring pro-Kremlin technique to defend the illicit actions of Russia’s state-sponsored disinformation outlets after local authorities adopt measures against them.

The claim is false. An article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung said there had been a meeting between Luxembourg's intelligence agency SREL, the media regulator ALIA, diplomats and their German counterparts about the possible application of a German-language channel by RT to stream from December. But according to government sources from the Grand Duchy, it had contacted the German authorities in order to ensure that an EU directive for audio-visual media was correctly applied. There is no evidence that the German authorities pressured their counterparts in Luxembourg to deny RT’s operation.