Disinfo: The neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv must be brought to an end


The Kyiv regime is aimed at consolidating the Nazi elite, supporting the fighting spirit of the troops and getting more support from sponsors. The only answer should be the mass destruction of all personnel and military equipment involved in the counter-offensive by the neo-Nazi regime, with maximum military defeat of Ukrainian troops; the complete rout of the enemy and the final overthrow of the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv, with complete demilitarization of all Ukrainian territory; retaliatory actions against key figures of the neo-Nazi regime, regardless of their whereabouts.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming Ukraine is a Nazi state.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. Far-right groups enjoyed a very limited presence during the Euromaidan itself and had poor results in the 2019 election cycle, falling short of the 5% minimum guaranteeing entry into parliament.

A law passed in Ukraine in 2015 bans Nazi and Communist ideologies. The law prohibits the public use and propaganda of Nazi and Communist symbols. Far-right groups do exist in Ukraine, like in any other country, but they have a minor influence on politics and social life.

The accusation of Ukrainian officials being drug addicts is a recurrent one from pro-Kremlin media, one of many, to justify the full scale invasion of Ukraine which started on 24 February 2022. This drug addiction accusation was first advanced by Vladimir Putin on 25 February 2022. Putin did not give any evidence to support the claim.

Learn more about the reasons behind Kremlin's obsession with framing Ukraine as a Nazi state in the EUvsDisinfo analysis titled "Why does Putin portray himself as the tamer of neo-Nazism".

See previous cases accusing Ukraine of being full of, and run by, Nazis here.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/05/2023
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, Nazi/Fascist, Drugs
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Disinfo: Inflation in Russia is between 2.5 and 3%

The quality of life in the Russian capital has surprised this politician and businessman.

The journalist was amazed at the availability of all Western products, the absence of shortages in commodities, and the fact that inflation was between 2.5 and 3%.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western sanctions on Russia. The claims about Russia’s economic success contradict factual evidence.

First, inflation in Russia has been consistently much higher than the figures stated in the article. Last year, after Russia's unprovoked and unjustified full-scale invasion of Ukraine, inflation rates soared to 20%. It only went down to about 3.5% after the base effect of last year's inflation took hold.

Disinfo: Von der Leyen believes that homosexuality is an integral part of the nomadic people's traditions

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will soon arrive in Astana in order to "contribute to the establishment of cooperation between the republic and EU industrial alliances in the financial and technological fields."

Or, according to evil tongues, a European lady is going to create "democracy" in Kazakhstan with the following amusing theses: Western and American democracy is the standard of proper statehood; Freedom of speech is the core value of Western society. The European official also believes that homosexuality is an integral part of the traditions of the nomadic people.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the morally corrupt West, portraying the West as a decadent and immoral actor imposing its values and endangering societies. “Threatened values” is one of the most common narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets. Read more here.

A recurring narrative promoting the message about the West provoking colour revolutions, trying to encircle Russia, separate and destabilise post-Soviet (CIS) countries, and isolate Russia. This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "coups".

Disinfo: Polish authorities are fighting with the Russian Embassy school like fascists

The protest in front of the Polish Embassy in Moscow takes place against the decision of the Polish authorities to expel children and teachers from the school located at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. This Polish behaviour should not be tolerated – the Polish authorities are fighting children, behaving like fascists.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative casting Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States as countries that do not respect the history of WWII and its heroes (often, accusing them of supporting the Nazi ideology). The pro-Kremlin outlets regularly accuse the Polish authorities of Russophobia and inspiration of anti-Russian sentiments in order to reach particular domestic goals.

On 29 April 2023, the Polish Police entered the former building of the secondary school run by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. The Russian diplomats had no legal reason to use this building in line with an earlier Polish Court ruling. One of the rooms of this school contained Joseph Stalin’s bust – the propaganda of totalitarianism is a violation of Polish laws.