DISINFO: Russia fighting Collective West and NATO in Ukraine war
  • Outlet: yapolitic.ru [from 01:40:14 to 01:40:50] (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 02, 2022
  • Reported in: Issue 307
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia, EU, US
Invasion of Ukraine NATO

DISINFO: Russia fighting Collective West and NATO in Ukraine war


Russia is now taking a blow which shows that the actual fight is aimed against the collective West and NATO forces.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming the West and NATO troops in particular are directly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on the Ukrainian side.  The claim also builds on the well-known Kremlin narrative of the West encircling Russia.

Some 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.

After so many war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, Moscow de facto ruled out prospects for a quick peaceful agreement. Kyiv’s position is that peace talks with Moscow will be possible only after the complete and unconditional withdrawal of Russian troops from the entire Ukrainian territory including the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula and the separatist-controlled regions in the East.

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


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