Disinfo: Pumping Ukraine with weapons is dangerous, leads to further destabilisation. Lack of food export to the world


It is dangerous to pump Ukraine with Western weapons. It leads to a further destabilisation of the situation and aggravation of the humanitarian crisis. Russia is not responsible for the lack of food and grain export to the world market.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets accusing the West of aggravating the situation in Ukraine. This claim is made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

Speaking about the international food export, the disinformation tries to deflect attention away from Russia's responsibility for attacks on Ukrainian ports, railroad infrastructure. Russia's blockade of Ukraine's seaports has also contributed to aggravating the overall humanitarian situation in the world. Due to this blockade, Ukraine cannot send its agricultural exports by sea, which is threatening millions of people in the world with famine.

On defense of Ukraine: Western nations are sending weapons to Ukraine with the sole purpose of helping it repel Russia's aggression. Western weapons are intended to assist Ukraine in its fight to liberate its territories and restore its territorial integrity within the internationally recognised borders. Ukraine does not intend to move further into Russia within its internationally recognised borders.

What really destabilises the situation and aggravates the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is Russia’s targeting of civilian infrastructure and residential areas, which has led to numerous victims among civilians. There is ample evidence of Russian military crimes in Ukraine in the town of Bucha outside Kyiv, Mariupol and other places.

Read more disinformation cases about the Russian unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 284
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/05/2022
  • Article language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, food
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Disinfo: Ukraine is paying for weapons with grain

Ukrainian grain exports are not going to the starving, poor countries of the South, but to the warehouses of European countries in exchange for weapons. Ukraine, for example, supplies food to Romania daily in exchange for arms by train and barges on the Danube.

David Beazley, Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), has called on Russia to open Ukrainian seaports to grain exports.

For its part, the Kremlin has recalled that Ukrainian ports, including those for grain exports, must be de-mined before they can be opened.


A new pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine, aiming to shift the blame for the growing global food insecurity and price increases to Ukraine.

Ukraine is one of the world’s top agricultural producers and exporters. Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, most of the food produced by Ukraine – enough to feed 400 million people – was exported through the country’s seven Black Sea ports, according to an estimate from the World Food Programme.

Disinfo: Russia is protecting people from mockery and genocide

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a special operation to de-Nazify and demilitarise Ukraine, with the aim of protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of mockery and genocide by the Kyiv regime.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, actively trying to legitimize Russia’s military actions. This narrative is claiming that Ukraine is responsible for the war because Kyiv perpetrated a genocide of the population in Donbas.

Furthermore, Russia has been coming up with different explanations and pretexts for its unjustified invasion of Ukraine as the situation has been changing. Denazifying and demilitarising Ukraine as well as ensuring its neutral status were among the main reasons for the assault. Protecting the residents of the self-proclaimed separatist entities in Eastern Ukraine from alleged genocide and imposing the use of the Russian language in Ukraine were cited.

Disinfo: Monkeypox spread through 4 US laboratories in Nigeria

The source of the monkeypox virus in Nigeria was under the supervision of the United States and its biological laboratories.

.. “The monkeypox virus came from Nigeria, where at least four Washington-controlled biological laboratories operate and from there the outbreak of the new virus began.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US bio laboratories which is part of a continuous disinformation campaign led by the Kremlin, about biological laboratories in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries, and now accelerated with the new outbreak of monkeypox.

There have also been other monkeypox outbreaks in the past, discrediting the idea that the current outbreak is something new or intentionally planned. The WHO says that a monkeypox outbreak occurred in Nigeria in 2017 with 218 cases. Since 1970, outbreaks have been reported in nine other countries in central and western Africa, each brought over by human travellers or imported animals.