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.”
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.