Disinfo: Either Ukraine will be part of Russia or gas pipelines will go around Ukraine


We [Russia] want to trade directly with consumers of our gas in Europe, with Germany and so on, without intermediaries. Therefore, we want to exclude these intermediaries. Therefore, either Ukraine will be part of Russia or the pipes will go around Ukraine.


IWe should not talk about Ukraine as a different country. We must talk about the reunification of the Russian people. We are a single people.


And it is necessary telling our Western partners not about fascists here but a noble idea. We must say: guys, we have a single Russian people that is the largest disunited people in the world.


Ukraine is a sovereign country, whose independence has been recognized by the UN. Moreover, the Russians and the Ukrainians have been different peoples throughout the history and until today. Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc.


  • Reported in: Issue 101
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: European Union, Ethnic Russians, Ukrainian statehood
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Disinfo: The US and the UK ordered the use of chemical weapons in Syria

The Syrian government has always refused allegations that it used chemical weapons, while now there is proof that the American and British governments ordered terrorists in Eastern Ghouta to use chemical weapons and then accuse the Syrian government of committing those acts. The orders were given to the jihadists of Tahrir al-Sam, Fajlak al-Rahman and Ahrar al-Sam.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons in Syria.euvsdisinfo.eu/smear-campaign-against-civilian-rescuers-in-syria-continues/, No evidence supporting the claims. In November 2017, a UN Security Council-mandated investigation concluded that both ISIL and the Syrian government had been responsible for chemical attacks in Syria news.un.org/en/story/2017/11/570192-both-isil-and-syrian-government-responsible-use-chemical-weapons-un-security, . Russia repeatedly cast veto of United Nations Security Council action on Syria. www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-chemicalweapons/russia-casts-10th-u-n-veto-on-syria-action-blocking-inquiry-renewal-idUSKBN1DG31I,

Disinfo: Next-generation nuclear weapons unveiled by Vladimir Putin in his state of the nation address have been designed with one goal: to save peace

What we heard on March 1 [Putin’s state of the nation address] is, perhaps, a scientific and technical version of the Munich speech [Putin’s speech in Munich in 2007]. This is a technological Munich speech. And how should we name the missile [next-generation cruise missiles unveiled by Putin]? It can be called “The Peacemaker”, for example. Because its purpose is to save peace. This is peace.


This is not how president Vladimir Putin presented it. In the nearly two-hour TV film World Order 2018, Russian president Vladimir Putin tells host Vladimir Solovyov: “This is called reciprocal strike.” “If there is this decision to destroy Russia then we have a legal right to respond.” “Yes, this would be a global catastrophe for humanity but I, as a citizen of Russia and the head of the Russian state would like to ask you this—what do we need a world for if there is no Russia in it?” www.newsweek.com/putin-russia-nuclear-war-834553,

Disinfo: The US bets on reducing the turnout in Russia's presidential elections to below 45 percent

On a tactical level, our overseas opponents staked on the maximum drop in turnout and delegitimization of the results of the voting on March 18. They even set specific “planks”: to recognize turnout only at the level of no more than 45 percent.


Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Neither the US nor the EU stated their wish to reduce or assess the turnout in Russia’s presidential elections to below 45 percent. Further debunking by Polygraph.info: www.polygraph.info/a/meddling-in-russian-election/29087414.html,