Disinfo: The UK is a provocateur and a warmonger in Donbas


The UK certainly plays the role of provocateur and warmonger. [...] In fact, today the UK is secretly involved in the process, constantly provoking Ukraine to more active and aggressive actions.

[The US has control over] the SBU, the Armed Forces of Ukraine; there is a large lobby group in the Verkhovna Rada. The States also exert influence through the IMF. Washington's influence on Ukraine is major.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine and alleging that Ukraine is under external control.

The UK is not pushing Ukraine to escalate the situation in Donbas. At the UN's Security Council meeting on 11 February 2021, the UK's Ambassador, Barbara Woodward, reiterated the UK's "support for the Minsk agreements and the roadmap they provide for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and for French and German efforts through the Normandy process."

This disinformation is used to distract attention from a renewed build-up of Russian armed forces along the Ukrainian borders in April 2021. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasised many times that Ukraine is not interested in resuming the conflict in Donbas. Ukraine, according to Zelenskyy, is committed to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Finally, Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine is not controlled by the US. Washington respects Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.

See the most recent disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine or its Western partners want to escalate the situation in Donbas: the US may be sending Ukraine to a meat grinder in Donbas; Anglo-Saxons are pushing Kyiv to full-scale hostilities in Donbas; Ukraine intends to commit genocide in the Donbas; Russia wants peace in Donbas, slams Ukraine and NATO for escalation.


  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, UK, US
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Ukraine, Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, Puppets
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Disinfo: NATO and the EU inspire Ukraine to continue with Donbas conflict

NATO is, by all means, urging Ukraine to continue with the conflict in Donbas. It is a military alliance, which should be concerned with security issues. However, it panders to Kyiv. Being in close contact with the Kyiv regime, NATO does not express concern over what is happening in Donbas, egging Kyiv politicians on instead. Children, women and elderly people are dying. The European Union, with its powerful economy, armed forces and intelligence services, is watching what is happening in the very heart of Europe. It is not just watching, it is inspiring the Kyiv regime. The EU has never called on Ukraine to return to the table of negotiations and stop the escalation. The EU has toughened its rhetoric towards Russia.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media about the West’s desire to use Ukraine as a bridgehead for an attack on Russia.

In reality, NATO is not just a military alliance. Being also a political one, it first and foremost strives to prevent conflict. In the case of Ukraine, NATO is trying to help it keep the hostilities from flaring up again. Its members cooperate with Ukraine, hold joint military training, and the United States extends military aid to it so that it can defend its territory from the enemy's attacks. Contrary to pro-Kremlin disinformation reports, NATO member states have never sent their troops to fight in Donbas, nor have they spurred Ukrainian troops into violent action.

Disinfo: Ukraine repeatedly breaks the Minsk Agreements and arranges provocations

Instead of threats, it would be better for Ukraine to follow the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the armed conflict in the east of the country. Kyiv repeatedly breaks them [the Minsk Agreements] and arranges provocations, although it assures that “it does not want war”.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Ukraine does not adhere to the 2014 Minsk Agreements and ceasefire regime in Donbas.

The implementation of the Minsk agreements remains one of the key priorities of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In a recent address, he mentioned that Ukraine will adhere to all agreements aimed at establishing peace in Donbas.

Disinfo: Polish law-enforcement agencies are the “errand boys” of the Ukrainian special services

The Nowak case showed once again that Polish services, the Prosecution and their political supervisors are, in fact, the “errand boys” of the Ukrainian special services (SBU and NABU). The Polish citizens such as Nowak are arrested in their own country for an act, which is a crime in Ukraine but not necessarily a crime in Poland. This situation shows the deep pathology of the Polish state institutions, which are ready to “grill” the Poles for alleged offences made by the Kyiv authorities. Nowak is the victim of a pathological situation, where the Polish services are actually subordinated not only to the American but even to the Ukrainian services. The Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies and the Prosecution service are probably as corrupt and incompetent as other institutions of this state, which has collapsed long ago.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the United States and other countries, such as Israel or Ukraine, fully shape Poland's foreign and domestic policy (presenting Poland as a “puppet-state” of other countries).

The claim that the Polish law-enforcement agencies appear in “subordination” to the American and Ukrainian special services is untrue.