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.
The Crimea Peninsula had restored the Russian identity in 2014 at the will of its inhabitants. Those who came to power in the Ukrainian capital through a coup in 2014 are still contemplating regaining control of Crimea by force. They have the support of the United States of America.
A mix of several recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukraine claiming that the 2013-14 protests in Kyiv were a coup d'état, and the illegal annexation of Crimea.
This disinformation follows a renewed build-up of Russian armed forces along the Ukrainian borders in April 2021. A significant amount of additional Russian heavy armament and equipment is maintained in the regions near the Ukrainian border and on occupied Crimea contributing to heightened tension.
The foreign ministers of the G7 countries, including the High Representative/Vice-President of the EU Josep Borrell called on Russia to cease its provocations and to immediately de-escalate tensions in line with its international obligations.
Ukrainian authorities have never indicated an intention to free Crimea from illegal Russian annexation by force. Kyiv has announced its plan for the peaceful de-occupation of Crimea, one of its vehicles being the Crimea Platform.
No international body recognises the so-called referendum in Crimea. The UN adopted a resolution stating that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula, and the EU does not recognise and continues to strongly condemn this violation of international law.
See similar disinformation cases in our database: that NATO and Ukraine want an escalation in Donbas; or that the US needs a war in Ukraine to stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline; or that the Crimean people chose to be with Russia through the democratic procedure; or that Crimea never belonged to Ukraine; or that it is impossible to recognize the annexation of Crimea because it never happened.