DISINFO: The US is using Ukraine as a battleground
DISINFORMATION CASE DETAILS
  • Outlet: oroszhirek.hu (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 14, 2023
  • Article language(s): Hungarian
  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Russia, Ukraine
Tags:
US presence in Europe Nazi/Fascist Invasion of Ukraine Puppets

DISINFO: The US is using Ukraine as a battleground

SUMMARY

The United States started the conflict in Ukraine and uses the Ukrainians as cannon fodder to maintain its hegemony in the world. The United States is using Ukraine as a battleground for a bigger conflict, the outcome of which will determine the reordering and future development of the world. The US has therefore installed a Nazi government on the Russian border and provoked a conflict to exhaust Moscow in the hope of weakening and defeating it.

RESPONSE

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is a Western "tool" against Russia. The claim aims to deflect any Russian responsibility for the unjustified Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022.

The claim also builds on another favorite Kremlin trope of lost sovereignty.

In reality, Ukraine is a sovereign state with a democratically elected government and its own foreign and security policy. The country is not controlled by the US, EU or any other foreign organisation or government. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the world but were violated by Russia from 2014.

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.

The accusation of Nazism and building a link to Nazi Germany is one of the favourite techniques of pro-Kremlin outlets. Read our article Twelve-myths-about-Russia's war in Ukraine exposed.

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

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