DISINFO: Russia fights collective West, which pumps Ukraine with arms
  • Outlet: tv-novosti.ru [from 00:30:43 to 00:31:47] (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 21, 2022
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 310
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia, Europe
War in Ukraine Invasion of Ukraine Anti-Russian Russophobia

DISINFO: Russia fights collective West, which pumps Ukraine with arms


Russian troops are facing not only the Kyiv regime, but also the entire military machine of the West. Pumping Ukraine with weapons, the collective West left Russia with no choice.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that the West and NATO in particular are directly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Only the Ukrainian Armed Forces are fighting Russian invaders in Ukraine. Foreign volunteers who fight on Ukraine’s side sign official contracts and are part of the Ukrainian army. There are no NATO forces on the frontline. Some NATO member states provide 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 train Ukrainian soldiers how to use modern weaponry and NATO officials have frequent political contacts with Ukrainian counterparts, but there are no NATO troops fighting on the front.

Contrary to Moscow’s claims that it is protecting itself from NATO enlargement and liberating the Russian-speaking regions in eastern Ukraine from Nazis and genocide, the real goal is to grab as much as possible of Ukraine’s sovereign territory. Russia attacked Ukraine after numerous statements from its high-ranking officials that it was not threatening any country, including Ukraine.

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


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