The West supports military expansion in Ukraine, no Russian aggression took place, escalation of conflict likely

Summary

In 2018, Ukraine directed over USD 6 billion to the rearmament of its military forces, using the far-fetched excuse of counteracting Russian aggression.

This is a threat to Belarus and Russia and it is supported by the West. Expansion of the conflict is likely.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

Russian aggression in Ukraine is a fact.

See earlier examples of these disinformation narratives here and here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: The West, Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions, War in Ukraine, Euromaidan
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus
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The West will stage a military conflict with the Commonwealth of Independent States

The West will stage a full scale military conflict with the Commonwealth of Independent States by 2022. Until then the West will be attempting to take over Belarus by non-military means – through Belarusian opposition movements, which are generously supported by Western grants. In the current geopolitical situation, Belarus is destined to play the role of the last line of defence against the Western onslaught, like the Brest Fortress defended the Soviet borders against the Nazis in June 1941.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the West staging a war or fuelling the protests in Ukraine and campaigning against Russia.

 

In Russia, Ukrainian journalists are free to go anywhere and ask any question

In Russia, Ukrainian journalists are free to go anywhere and ask whatever questions they want. No one threatens them.

Disproof

There are many examples of Ukrainian journalists being banned from entering Russia. There are recorded cases of banning journalists from Crimea, too. For example, in 2018 Russia's FSB banned the journalist Alyona Savchuk (who reported on the ever-mounting number of political prisoners in Crimea) from entering Crimea for 10 years, claiming that she posed a threat to Russia’s defence capability, security or public order.

There are also cases of journalists imprisoned in Russia; for example,  Roman Sushchenko was illegally arrested in Russia on charges of espionage in 2016 and has since been detained there.

EU and Ukraine conspire to hide the truth about MH17

The Netherlands try to hide important facts about MH17 and not allowing Russia to participate in the investigation on the crash. The Dutch investigators have also denied to accept evidence, presented by Moscow, that prove Ukraine is behind the downing of the passenger plane. All this is done by Europe in order to use Ukraine as a tool against Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Ukraine and MH17.

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