Disinfo: The Americans seek a full scale war in Ukraine


The goal of John Bolton’s visit to Ukraine was to pull it into a full-scale war. The Americans need a full-scale war.

The Americans are in full control of the situation and allow “vampires” from the Ukrainian side to make money in this local war. That’s why they build bio-labs, where they kidnap people, sell their organs. They earn from human trafficking, drug and arms trade. Americans allow all of this to happen and when it becomes necessary they will unleash this horde on Donbas. Their goal is a full scale war in Ukraine.


Conspiracy theory based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about war in Eastern Ukraine  and  US presence in Europe.

The disinformation message aims to obfuscate  clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. See previous examples of the pro-Kremlin disinformation claiming that Washington and Brussels pushed Ukraine towards civil war, and that the West wanted to stage a global war in Ukraine.

The message also perpetuates conspiracy about the Western involvement in alleged organ trade in Ukraine. See a similar case: Candidate for Mayor of Zugdidi trades in human organs. 

US national security adviser John Bolton visited Ukraine as the Ukrainian president prepares for his first trip to Washington. Read more about Bolton's visit here.


  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, War in Ukraine, Donbas


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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