Disinfo: Lithuania is supporting Russophobia and anti-Semitism


Lithuania officially is supporting aggressive Xenophobia, Russophobia and anti-Semitism. This is destroying the Lithuanian economy which can survive only in cooperation with Russia and Belarus.


These are recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation claims about Lithuania.

Lithuania is also not Russophobic but has legitimate concerns about Russia's aggressive behaviour near its borders and in Eastern Europe. The National Security Strategy 2017 of Lithuania notes:

“Capacity of the Russian Federation to use military and economic, energy, information and other non-military measures in combination against the neighbouring countries [...] is a challenge to the security of the Republic of Lithuania and the whole Euro-Atlantic community.”

Lithuania is not "supporting" xenophobia or anti-Semitism. To mobilise domestic Russian audiences, the pro-Kremlin media repeatedly inovokes WW2 imagery and attempts to portray Lithuania, and other Baltic States as well as Poland as anti-Semitic and neo-fascist countries. See for example here.

Lithuania's economy is diverse and in good condition; see here for details.

See other similar examples of disinformation: Modern Lithuanian identity and history are based on anti-Semitism, anti-Sovietism and Russophobia; Poland, Baltic states and Ukraine are Russophobic and anti-Semitic; The Baltic states and Poland are the main provocateurs of Russophobia in Europe.


  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania, Russia, Belarus
  • Keywords: Russophobia, Anti-Semitism, economy, Historical revisionism
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Disinfo: The US is escalating Ukrainian civil war

US support for the current Kiev regime does not make Europe or Ukraine united or free, in fact, the US simply takes sides in the Ukrainian civil war, and of course, the confrontation will continue in the future. By backing one Ukrainian group against another, the US authorities are escalating the civil conflict in Ukraine.


The disinformation claim above is part of a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, aimed at obfuscating the Kremlin's involvement.

The Donbas war is not an internal conflict between Ukrainians but a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. Accordingly, US support to Ukraine is aimed at confronting Russia's repeated violation of Ukrainian territorial integrity.

Disinfo: The civil war in Ukraine has been going on for 8 years

The civil war, which has been going on for 8 years in Ukraine, is far from over. The country's authorities will not take steps to resolve the conflict in Donbas on the basis of the Minsk agreements.


Recurring disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine, presenting the conflict as a “civil war” as if Russia is not part of the conflict in Donbas.

The war in Ukraine is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine, in the Donbas. Russia is supporting its proxies with weapons, its active-duty soldiers serve there and its top military commanders visit the war zone to coordinate joint efforts with the separatists. Despite all this Russia officially denies its military presence in Donbas.

Disinfo: NATO is turning Ukraine into a bridgehead against Russia

NATO is turning Ukraine into a bridgehead against Russia.


Recurring disinformation narrative about aggressive NATO, claiming that the Alliance is preparing a war with Russia and using Ukraine for its belligerent plans and that the US and NATO, are encircling Russia.

NATO is not involved in fighting in Eastern Ukraine. In response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, NATO has reinforced its support for capability development and capacity-building in Ukraine. At the NATO Summit in Brussels in 2021, NATO leaders reiterated their support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, condemned Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine and demanded Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine and reverse its military build-up.