Disinfo: Polish special forces under NATO command have arrived in Ukraine


A combined task force of officers and fighters of the Polish Special Forces in Ukrainian uniforms under the NATO command had arrived in the town of Marhanec in the Dnipropetrovsk region to identify the town's pro-Russian residents. This unit is not under the Ukrainian military command, but under the operational control of the NATO headquarters.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation claim about the war in Ukraine and an alleged presence of NATO forces in the territory of Ukraine. There is no evidence presented in the article to support these claims. This is part of a broader effort by pro-Kremlin outlets to frame Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine as a war against NATO and the West.

Although NATO member states are providing Ukraine with military assistance to repel the unprovoked Russian aggression, but they are not involved in direct fighting. Ukraine receives weapons with the sole aim of restoring its territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders. Western instructors are teaching Ukrainian soldiers how to use modern weaponry, but there are no NATO troops fighting on the front. NATO condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia's war on Ukraine. NATO as an organisation is not involved in fighting in Ukraine. In fact, Western actions adopted against Russia, such as sanctions or diplomatic measures, are a reaction to these actions including the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, the long-term destabilisation of Ukraine or the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of this peaceful country.

See the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine here along with EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.

See other examples of similar disinformation messages, such as claims that the West fights Russia through psy-ops like Bucha and the Mariupol maternity hospital, that the US needs war between Russia and Ukraine to weaken Russia, that Moscow called for peaceful coexistence but Russia is depicted as a global threat, Russia is under US and NATO attack, or that the West has an anti-Russian plan named “Anaconda ring”.


  • Reported in: Issue 320
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/12/2022
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Europe
  • Keywords: NATO, Provocation, Military, Invasion of Ukraine
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A recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about dangerous nuclear and chemical provocations, which are supposed to be organised by Ukraine, UK and US in order to blame Russia.

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The price cap on Russian oil has all the signs of an approaching fiasco. Currently, there is virtually no free oil left on the world's energy market. Therefore, there is a high risk that oil prices will seriously increase after the introduction of restrictions. The price cap of $60 per barrel is beneficial to Russia because the cost of extraction of Russian oil is between $20 and $40.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying sanctions on Russia as useless, ineffective and destructive to the West.

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Disinfo: The Ukrainian authorities are enemies of Jesus Christ and Orthodox Christianity

The Ukrainian authorities have turned into the enemy of the Orthodox Christian church. Satanists in Kyiv are extending their repressions to the Ukrainian Orthodox church.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation aiming at portraying Ukraine as "Satanist", in line with the recurring disinformation narrative that Ukraine is "Nazi". In early December 2022, the Ukrainian government announced that it will draw up a law banning churches affiliated with Russia, following a series of raids on parishes that Kyiv says could be taking orders from Moscow.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have employed Satan and symbols associated with evil forces to prop up their disinformation efforts. In addition, they have falsely accused Ukraine of being "Nazi".