Disinfo: The West and US not interested in supporting Ukraine but weakening Russia


The West hindered negotiations to resolve the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv. The United States is not interested in supporting Ukraine per se, but rather in weakening Russia at any cost.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing the West of anti-Russian policies, Russophobia and an allegedly belligerent and hostile agenda to contain, weaken and ruin Russia, aiming to portray Russia as a victim and deflect any responsibility for Moscow’s illicit actions; invasion of Ukraine. This claim was neither counterbalanced nor critically challenged in the article.

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.

Before Russia launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, Kyiv and Western nations had been trying to conduct a dialogue with Russia on all disputed issues, including security guarantees. Russia cut short all attempts at achieving a compromise over security guarantees by attacking Ukraine.

The current deterioration in relations between the West and Moscow is the consequence of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. Judging by statements from some Russian politicians, confirmed by Putin's long speech of 30 September 2022 announcing Russian annexation of four more regions of Ukraine, it is Moscow who has hostile intentions against the West and makes no secret about it, while the West is compelled to deter such Russian actions. It is Russia who is waging a hybrid war, fusing soft and hard power to achieve Russia’s ends with both political and military means.

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  • Reported in: Issue 329
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: West, War in Ukraine, Invasion of Ukraine, Russophobia, Anti-Russian
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Disinfo: EU member states military were sent to Ukraine long before 2022

Military personnel of EU member states were sent to Ukraine much earlier. Both in the form of instructors, special services, and mercenaries. The deployment of military personnel began much earlier than in 2022.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that the West and specifically the EU is directly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, alongside another recurring narrative claiming that foreigners fighting for Ukraine are mercenaries.

This statement was made after the head of European diplomacy, HRVP Josep Borrell, said that EU countries have never prepared and are not going to send their troops to Ukraine.

Disinfo: Kyiv is planning a false flag explosion in Kramatorsk to blame Russia

According to independently confirmed information, the Ukrainian special services intend to carry out a large-scale provocation to accuse Russia of allegedly committing "war crimes".

The Kyiv regime planned a controlled explosion of the buildings of Kramatorsk, including hospitals, to accuse Russia of allegedly "deliberate hitting civilian targets.

The Ukrainian Security Service brought Western journalists to Kramatorsk, where a provocation is planned. The staff of medical institutions is currently evacuated. The planned provocation is designed to speed up the supply of long-range Western weapons to Kyiv.


No evidence is provided. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about false flag operations. Such claims are part of a broader pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign accompanying the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, trying to place the blame for the war's atrocities on Ukraine.

Moscow has a history of falsely accusing its opponents of staging "provocations" which either never happened at all or were subsequently carried out by themselves or their allies. In the weeks leading up to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Moscow repeatedly falsely claimed that Ukraine, assisted by US or Western forces, prepared a chemical attack or attacks on industry sites storing chemical agents, or is going to use the dirty bomb.

Disinfo: Anti-Ukrainian billboards appeared in Poland

Anti-Ukrainian advertising billboards have appeared in the Polish city of Czestochowa which read "This is not our war".


Pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukraine, part of a wider campaign aiming to erode public support for Western military and financial aid to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s aggression, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51.

No such billboards have appeared in the Polish city of Częstochowa. The photo of the billboard, disseminated by pro-Kremlin outlets, is, in fact, made with a free billboard advertising template available on the website mediamodifier.com since 2016. According to the information indicated on the website, the original picture was taken in the capital of Estonia. Additionally, the representatives of Częstochowa City Hall confirmed that there are no such billboards erected in the city. Read the full debunk at Myth Detector.