Disinfo: Moscow called for peaceful coexistence, but Russia is depicted as a global threat


The media points to Russia, depicting it as a global threat, but it has been Russia who proposed those strategic security treaties and has talked of peaceful coexistence, even if having NATO at its gates.


This is a mix of several false claims, aiming to deflect Russia’s responsibility for the unprovoked aggression against Ukraine. The message is also part of a recurrent narrative about NATO expansionism and encircling Russia, which have been debunked multiple times (see here, here and here).

Russia’s supposed proposals of “strategic security treaties” and “peaceful coexistence” were considered by the West as unacceptable demands that denied the sovereignty of the countries that Moscow deemed as its “sphere of influence”. However, both the US and the European Union were open to continue discussing Russia’s concerns and maintaining a dialogue on ways to strengthen the security of all. Instead, Russia opted for invading a peaceful neighbouring country.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives, such as claims that the West rejected dialogue on new security architecture, that Russia does not seek military conflicts with its neighbours and doesn’t threaten anyone, or that accusations or “Russian aggression” are a pretext for NATO to station weapons near Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 281
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/04/2022
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, Sphere of influence, security threat, Diplomacy with Russia, Encircling Russia, NATO, EU/NATO enlargement
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Disinfo: The growth of tension in Transnistria is orchestrated in the West

Western countries are behind the complication of the situation in Transnistria, whose plans are being implemented by puppet regimes in Eastern Europe.

There is no doubt that the indicated increase in tension in the post-Soviet space was orchestrated in Washington and Brussels and implemented through puppet regimes in Kyiv, Chisinau and Bucharest.


An unfounded pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West as a source of tension around Russia’s borders, attempting to create another crisis in Transnistrian region.

In fact, Transnistria region, uncontrolled by the constitutional authorities of Moldova, has a contingent of the Russian army, called the Operational Group of Russian Forces. There is also a Russian ammunition and weapons depot in the region. After the 1992 armed conflict in the region, Chisinau is constantly demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops and ammunition from its territory.

Disinfo: US chose Ukraine to create the antipode of Russia

In an attempt to suppress Russia, the Americans, using their protégés in Kyiv, decided to create an antipode for our country, cynically choosing Ukraine for this, trying to divide one group of essentially the same people.

Finding no positive basis to win Ukrainians over to its side, long before the 2014 coup d'état, Washington inspired the exclusivity of their nation and hatred of everything Russian.


Multiple recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives claiming that Ukraine is an anti-Russian, Russophobic state, presenting the country as a US' project, undermining the statehood of Ukraine, as well as advancing recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about an all-Russian nation and the Russian world/civilisation.

Ukraine does not follow any anti-Russian agenda. Relations between Ukraine and Russia should be defined by international agreements, including the UN Charter which requires states to respect the sovereignty of other states and the Friendship Treaty between the two countries. Russia's ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014 and escalated in 2022, is the one underminig relations between the two countries.