DISINFO: NATO is Russophobic and threatens the mankind
  • Outlet: vesti.ua (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 09, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 266
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia
EU/NATO enlargement Russophobia Anti-Russian Donbas Warmongering

DISINFO: NATO is Russophobic and threatens the mankind


It is profitable for Western nations and NATO to keep the Donbas conflict going in order to weaken Russia. The existence of NATO is a constant threat for mankind because the sense of NATO’s existence is to make war and aggression around itself and to enrich its main beneficiaries. It is important to understand that the world’s biggest military and political bloc is based on Russophobia and greed, which inevitably causes conflicts.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets, claiming that NATO is a hostile military bloc whose main objective is to inflict harm on Russia.

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose primary aims are to maintain peace and safeguard the independence, security and territorial integrity of its members. Moreover, NATO poses no threat to Russia. During the Warsaw summit in July 2016, NATO has made it clear that "The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia". This was also reaffirmed in the Brussels Summit Communiqué of 14 June 2021.

NATO-Ukraine relations are not Russophobic either. Kyiv’s Euro-Atlantic course was enshrined in Ukrainian Constitution. The fact that Ukraine has been closely cooperating with NATO since 2014 and taking part in joint military exercises does not mean that these activities are aimed against Russia. Kyiv only wants to enhance its defence capabilities through this partnership.

Neither NATO nor the West, in general, are interested in a long-time conflict in Donbas. Ukraine’s Western partners are striving to put an end to the war through the Minsk process and the Normandy format.

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