Disinfo: NATO will invade western regions of Ukraine

Summary

Politicians in Kyiv cultivate separatism in the western regions, they set Hungary, all EU and NATO structures against themselves. What can this lead to? Europe will simply intervene in the situation by force.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation which loosely tries to bring together some favourite narratives, such as the disintegration of Ukraine and the aggressive West, NATO encircling Russia and NATO belligerence.

There is no evidence given about NATO's alleged attempts to violate territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Russia is, in fact, violating territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine with continuous acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. All NATO allies adhere to international law regarding state borders and have no territorial claims upon Ukraine.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Neither the US nor NATO controls Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity continue to be violated by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. Despite NATO having refuted such claims many times, pro-Kremlin propaganda systematically states that NATO planned to create military bases on the territory of Ukraine: in Crimea, Donbas and in the Sea of Azov.

Read similar cases: "NATO is preparing an invasion of Russia", "During the pandemic, US and NATO forces invaded Europe".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hungary, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: European Union, Ukrainian disintegration, NATO

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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