DISINFO: The Anglo-Saxons turn Ukraine into a new Afghanistan in order to weaken Europe
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  • Date of publication: March 31, 2022
  • Reported in: Issue 280
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, US, Russia, Afghanistan, Germany, France, EU, Poland
EU disintegration War in Ukraine Anglo-Saxon Anti-Russian US presence in Europe Europe Ukrainian statehood

DISINFO: The Anglo-Saxons turn Ukraine into a new Afghanistan in order to weaken Europe


The Anglo-Saxons do not want a strong Europe – they want to keep it weak and subordinate. For this goal, they use different tools. For example, George W. Bush spoke of the “new Europe”, which was supposed to undermine the plans of Berlin and Paris. Ukraine is another instrument for the destruction of the EU.

In 2014, the Heads of MFA of France, Germany and Poland were supposed to guarantee a peaceful transformation in Kyiv, but on the next day, the USA supported the anti-Constitutional coup. Later, Germany and France became guarantors of the Minsk agreements, but the Anglo-Saxons flooded Ukraine with weapons. They do not hide that they want to create a new Afghanistan in Europe. The Afghanisation of Ukraine is realised not only against Russia but above all, against Europe.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukraine’s statehood and trying to blame the West for the Russian invasion of Ukraine by painting Ukraine as a puppet of the West.

Ukraine is a sovereign state with a democratically elected government and its own foreign and security policy. The country is not controlled by the US, EU or any other foreign organisation or government. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the world but have been violated by Russia since 2014. Western countries are only supporting lethal military aid and financial aid to Ukraine for the country’s efficient self-defence against the unprovoked Russian invasion.

The West does not want to use Ukraine in the war against Russia. It is Russia that undertook a well-documented act of aggression, ongoing since February 2014. Furthermore, it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who launched an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, calling it a special military operation and citing NATO’s military infrastructure approaching the Russian border as a pretext.

Read our recent article on Russian disinformation about the Russian military buildup near Ukraine and the subsequent invasion of the country.

See our guide to deciphering pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin’s war and read our account of the Kremlin’s intention to annihilate Ukraine here.


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