DISINFO: The US will start a war in Ukraine when NATO coalition against Russia is ready
  • Outlet: sputniknews.lt (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 02, 2022
  • Article language(s): Lithuanian
  • Reported in: Issue 271
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, Ukraine, US
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DISINFO: The US will start a war in Ukraine when NATO coalition against Russia is ready


The US could begin a big conflict in Ukraine when Washington creates a wide NATO coalition prepared for a war against Russia. Currently, the US supports slow conflict in Donbas and is strengthening its own positions near the Russian border.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about a war in Ukraine and the US presence in Europe.

The US is not interested in a war with Russia. As it is explained on the website of the Department of State, the US “supported Russia’s integration into European and global institutions and a deepened bilateral partnership in security cooperation to reinforce the foundations of stability and predictability” but could not continue this kind of policy because “Russia ultimately rejected this approach”. Washington also reacted to the aggressive behaviour of Moscow aiming to undermine core institutions of the West, "such as NATO and the EU, and to weaken faith in the democratic and free-market system."

Russia also is responsible for destabilisation and war in Ukraine, which is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine, in the Donbas. Russia is supporting its proxies with weapons, its active-duty soldiers serve there and its top military commanders visit the war zone to coordinate joint efforts with the separatists. Despite all this Russia officially denies its military presence in Donbas.

Russia, not the US, is possibly preparing for a big war with Ukraine. During the last period, Russia’s military build-up at the Ukrainian border has increased further and now includes preparations for military drills in Belarus, to be conducted just 18 km from the Ukrainian border. Moscow has also announced naval drills involving its fleets.

See additional information about the latest myths linked to the current Russian-Ukraine conflict.

See also similar examples of disinformation accusing the US of waging war in Ukraine and preparing for aggression against Russia: The US is threatening the security of Russia; The US annexed Eastern Europe to strangulate Russia; Kyiv is an anti-Russian puppet in the geopolitical game of the US and NATO.


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