DISINFO: The goal of Ukraine-NATO military exercise is to kill Russians
  • Outlet: novoross.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 27, 2021
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Ukraine, Russia
Eastern Ukraine Donetsk Military exercise Ukrainian statehood NATO Donbas Russophobia War in Ukraine

DISINFO: The goal of Ukraine-NATO military exercise is to kill Russians


The immediate goal of Ukraine’s military preparations, together with the US and NATO, is to kill the Russians of Donbas. They don’t even hide it.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on NATO, the Alliance's alleged Russophobia and the war in Ukraine.

In 2021, eight joint exercises with NATO troops are planned in Ukraine. None of the exercises is to "kill the Russians" in Donbas.

The purpose of the joint exercises is "to increase compatibility between the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the military of the United States, NATO countries and countries participating in the Partnership for Peace program."

See other examples of similar disinformation: NATO's alleged goals in Crimea and its intentions to introduce a fleet to the Azov Sea, provocations against Russia in the Black Sea or the dangers created by the Alliance’s activities in those waters, or the EU plans to destabilise the Caucasus and about US and NATO actions to escalate tensions in the Caucasus.


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