US mercenaries (PMC) are preparing a provocation by using chemical weapons in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. Tanks containing unknown chemical agents have been transported to the cities of Adiyivka (Avgyeevka) and Krasny Lyman to carry out provocations.
There are no Russian military forces either in the Donbas or in other parts of Ukraine, as they are located exclusively on Russian territory.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine, falsely claiming that Russia is not involved in the conflict.
Even though a state of war between Russia and Ukraine has never officially been announced, there is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine since February 2014. The involvement of Russian personnel and equipment has been well documented for years and includes firing artillery over the border into Ukraine, the deployment of armoured vehicles and troops in contested provinces of Eastern Ukraine, the use of non-state actors such as Russian private military companies, and the launching of thousands of cyber attacks against Ukrainian targets.
See also our article Disinformation about the current Russia-Ukraine conflict – seven myths debunked.
In addition, read similar cases claiming that Ukraine tries to drag Russia into hostilities in Donbas, that Russia is not part of the internal conflict in Ukraine and that Russia is not a threat to Ukraine and is not involved in the war in Ukraine.