DISINFO: The US is behind the war in Ukraine
  • Outlet: oroszhirek.hu (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 07, 2023
  • Article language(s): Hungarian
  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • Countries / regions discussed: China, Ukraine, Russia, US
Invasion of Ukraine Puppets US presence in Europe

DISINFO: The US is behind the war in Ukraine


China believes that an invisible hand is pushing the conflict towards further protraction and escalation, and is trying to use the Ukraine crisis for geopolitical ends. This is not an invisible hand, in fact, this hand is very visible. This is the hand of the United States, the hand of Washington. Washington does not want this war to end, Washington wants and will do everything to ensure that this war continues.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukrainian statehood and the war in 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 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 NATO officials have frequent political contacts with Ukrainian counterparts, but there are no NATO troops fighting on the front. This support allows the Ukrainian armed forces to continue defending the country against the Russian aggression.

Furthermore Ukraine is independent country, that has an independent foreign and security policy, which is not dictated by the United States. Pro-Kremlin outlets often use this narrative of different countries being under the American thumb or as so-called 'Western puppets', to imply that their national sovereignty is under threat and that they have limited power. The narrative also hides a cynical disregard for ordinary people; for their free will and ability to express political desires for the countries in which they are citizens.

See similar narratives here: the US is preparing a ram against Russia, Ukraine has become a vassal of Germany, Ukraine is under the external control of the US and EU, Ukraine is under external control, Ukraine is a toy of the US and NATO used for geopolitical pressure on Moscow .


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