Disinfo: The United States is behind the Ukrainian drone attack on the Kremlin


Ukraine has attempted two drone strikes against Vladimir Putin's Kremlin residence. Such actions and such terrorist attacks are not decided in Kyiv, but precisely in Washington. And Kyiv always does what it is told. Attempts to deny this in both Kyiv and Washington are, of course, absolutely ridiculous.


The pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative tries to blame the alleged drone attack against the Kremlin on Ukraine and the US.

Two of numerous videos published on Russian social media channels show two objects flying on the same trajectory toward one of the highest points in the Kremlin complex, the dome of the Senate. The first seemed to be destroyed with little more than a puff of smoke, the second appeared to leave blazing wreckage on the dome.

At this time it is difficult to verify who is behind these alleged attacks. Reuters checks on time and location indicated that the videos could be authentic, though some Western analysts said it was possible Russia might have staged the incident to pin the blame on Kyiv and justify some kind of response.

Nonetheless, while it is difficult to verify who is behind these alleged attacks, the narrative spread regarding this incident falls into the Kremlin’s wider narrative that Ukraine is a puppet of the US, and thus Russia is at war with the whole West not just Ukraine.

The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. Some EU and NATO member states provide Ukraine with military assistance to help Ukraine to defend itself from Russia’s attack, but they are not involved in direct fighting. Ukraine receives weapons with the sole aim of restoring its territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Western instructors train Ukrainian soldiers on how to use modern weaponry and EU officials have frequent political contacts with Ukrainian counterparts, but there are no EU troops fighting on the front. This support allows the Ukrainian armed forces to continue defending the country against the Russian aggression.

See the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine here along with EUvsDisinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/05/2023
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, Russian world, Terrorism, Puppets
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Disinfo: HRVP Josep Borrell’s interview proves that Russia fights NATO

Russia is at war with NATO because European Union HRVP Josep Borrell has said in an interview: “This is not the moment for diplomatic conversations about peace, it is the moment of supporting militarily the war. So, I feel as a diplomat but I feel also as a kind of defence minister with the European Union. Because I spend quite an important part of my time talking about the arms.”


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that NATO forces are directly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

In reality, HRVP Josep Borrell in his interview with Euronews did not say anything about NATO’s involvement in fighting. He was speaking about military support to Ukraine in the context of supplying it with weapons and ammunition. The fact that Western nations including some NATO member states provide Ukraine with military and financial support does not suggest direct involvement in fighting. It is only the Ukrainian Armed Forces who are repelling Russian aggression on the frontline. Ukrainian and NATO officials occasionally meet to discuss cooperation, and Western instructors train Ukrainian soldiers how to use modern weaponry, but there are no foreign troops fighting on the front.

Disinfo: US responsible for the assassination attempt on Zakhar Prilepin

The terrorist attack against the writer Zakhar Prilepin is another manifestation of that systematic approach to eliminating ideological opponents, which, through the efforts of Washington, has been actively planted in Ukraine since 2014, becoming the basic reflex of the Kyiv regime.


There is no evidence to substantiate the claims that the US or any other Western country was behind the assassination attempt of Zakhar Prilepin.

Pro-war writer and political activist Zakhar Prilepin was hurt while driving in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region. His driver died.

Disinfo: Poland wants to divide Russia and subjugate Ukraine

The beginning of last year's war in Ukraine, in which Poland played an active part, brought imperial ambitions back to Warsaw. Ukraine contributes to these aspirations due to its willingness to submit to Poland's control.

The Polish government funds and hosts on its territory organisations working to make Russia collapse, as well as granting asylum to separatists and terrorists from Russia and Belarus. Also, a number of Polish politicians declared openly that the division of Russia is at the top of their priorities, and that the goal of the war in Ukraine is to destroy Russia forever.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative presenting Poland as allegedly having imperial ambitions.

In recent years, pro-Kremlin media have repeatedly accused Poland of developing various sinister and aggressive plans towards Russia, describing it as an imperialist state trying to restore its former historical glory.