DISINFO: The Ukrainian conflict was sparked by the USA
  • Outlet: Sputnik Germany (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 17, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): German
  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Ukraine, Russia

DISINFO: The Ukrainian conflict was sparked by the USA


The Ukrainian conflict was sparked by the USA in 2014.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine. It was Russia who annexed Crimea and provoked a war in Donbas, not the US.


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