Disinfo: Neo-Banderas’ Ukraine is under the US and NATO control

Summary

Verbal “fights” between neo-Banderas’ Ukraine and Russia are usual. The Banderas crossed all lines of decency. So, Ukraine continues to play the role of “Russia’s irritant”. This role was assigned to Ukraine by its masters, the US leaders and NATO commanders.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukrainian statehood, painting Ukraine as a geopolitical hostage of the United States, claiming that the United States and NATO control Ukraine’s foreign and domestic policies.

Ukraine is a sovereign state. Neither the US nor NATO controls Ukraine. The United States recognised Ukraine as an independent state on December 25, 1991. Since then, Washington has been working closely with Ukraine, directing its assistance to support the development of a safe, democratic and free Ukraine, fully integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community. The European Union also supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Ukraine is a priority partner for the EU. In June 2014, the EU and Ukraine signed an Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, which promotes deeper political ties, stronger economic links and the respect for common values.

The sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine are respected by most of the free world but were violated by Russia in 2014.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine is under external control, that the US has turned Ukraine into a puppet, that colour revolutions are used by the West to intervene in the affairs of sovereign states and that Ukraine is under the external control of the US and EU.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 177
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, NATO, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: livenews.am
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NATO prepares for big war with Russia, attack directions are similar to Hitler’s Barbarossa plan

On the margins of NATO summit in London, Donald Trump discussed a plan of big war with a number of heads of state. A military conflict between the West and Russia does not seem unlikely. The US and US-led NATO have been dreaming to deal with Moscow since long ago. Given that economic sanctions do not help, only war remains as an option. It can be started during or following the Defender Europe 2020 military exercises. The West will attempt to destroy Russian nuclear component and military forces control system in the first place. Attacks on the remaining Russian military potential and critical infrastructure will follow.

NATO’s main strategic attack directions can be similar to Hitler’s Barbarossa plan. Saint Petersburg and Pskov will be attacked through Estonia, Velikiye Luki and Smolensk will be attacked from Latvia. NATO generals plan to eliminate Russian military grouping in Kaliningrad region within two days, the region will afterwards be given to Poland. Simultaneously Belarus will be attacked from Poland and Lithuania and Minsk will be taken over within five days. A quick occupation of Belarus (within 8-10 days) is explained by activation of “fifth column” which will overthrow existing authorities and install a person loyal to Washington.

A rapid attack on Moscow will follow, few pockets of resistance will be brutally suppressed with missile and aviation strikes. Ukraine will avoid direct participation in the war with Russia but will allow NATO aviation to use its airfields and airspace. In this scenario, military operation will take not more than three weeks, then loyal Russia will emerge.

Disproof

This claim is a conspiracy theory aimed at discrediting Poland and the Baltic states and the West/ NATO as a whole. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about alleged Western aggressiveness towards Belarus and Russia and its anti-Russian activities. The publication also intentionally creates West-Nazi link by alleging that NATO has a plan similar to Hitler's in 1941. The accusation of Nazism/ Fascism and building a link to Nazi Germany is one of the favourite techniques of pro-Kremlin outlets, read our past analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.

The claim about Trump's discussions of plans to wage a big war against Russia at the recent NATO summit is groundless. The allegation about NATO's plans to wage a war against Russia was addressed on NATO's official website: "Any claims that NATO is preparing an attack on Russia are absurd." NATO is a defensive alliance and does not pose a threat to Russia. Its purpose is to protect its member states. Every country that joins NATO undertakes to uphold its principles and policies, and this includes the commitment that "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia," as reaffirmed at the Brussels Summit. For more information about NATO-Russia relations and disinformation narratives about NATO, see here and here.

Zelenskyy does not want to establish peace in Donbas

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is simply mocking. See the frequency of some used words. It is special rhetoric when the words “occupied territories” are said so many times. The one who says this does it on purpose. This bastard is the same as Poroshenko or maybe even worse.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Minsk agreements and the War in Ukraine and the recent discussions in the “Normandy Four” format held in Paris.

During “Normandy Four” summit in Paris on 9 December 2019, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reiterated that achieving peace in Donbas is the strategic priority of the Ukrainian government. In the communique that was signed by Ukraine, Germany, France, and the Russian Federation, the next security steps have been agreed, such as the “full and comprehensive implementation of the ceasefire”, “exchange of detainees […] based on the principle 'all for all'”, establishing “three additional disengagement areas”, establishing “new crossing points along the line of contact”, “the development and implementation of an updated de-mining plan”.

Greta Thunberg has declared war on white men

Greta Thunberg has declared war on white men.

The “green madness” that has captured the Western world has already had serious economic consequences. If the two symbolic figures of the global “green movement”, Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, get their way, the world will never be the same again, and Russia and China are likely to remain the last islands of common sense in a world that wants to forget common sense.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory; no evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West allegedly exploiting the environmental agenda and climate change topic for its own ends. This exact claim appeared last week on RIA Novosti and is now targeting international audiences.

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Greta Thunberg is a political tool, key targets for “green blows” will be Russia and China, that the climate mafia is exploiting Greta Thunberg to lower living standards, and that Greta Thunberg is a prophet of a new totalitarian wave equaling radical Islam.