Disinfo: The West will use the next president of Ukraine to antagonise Russia


The West does not need Ukraine, and in case it does – it is for one reason only: to antagonise Russia. The West is going to push the next President of Ukraine to conflict with Russia, just as it did with Saakashvili in 2008. But Ukraine is now being pushed into a more serious pit.



Conspiracy theory. No evidence given.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the West provoking Russia and presidential election in Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 137
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, West, Elections


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Minsk Agreements work against Russia, it is a trap

Minsk agreements are a trap for Russia. Russia is accepting and fulfilling its obligations, while Ukraine thinks it is not bound by it. That is why Minsk Agreements work against Russia.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Minsk Agreements.

In the joint statement following the 20th EU-Ukraine Summit Brussels, 9 July 2018, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine reaffirmed full support to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements by all sides, underlining the responsibility of the Russian Federation in this regard.

US Chief of Naval Operations pushing for military confrontation with Russia and China

America’s Chief of Naval operations, Admiral John Richardson, advocates making the first move against Russian and Chinese ships in areas like the Azov Sea and the South China Sea, which could trigger a nuclear war.


Speaking about a "first move", the Admiral's remark was as follows: “This gets back to that question about conceptual agility in terms of what are not only our responses in pushing back but about how we push first in a couple of areas. I think it would be great if we could get folks, Russians, some of these competitors to respond to our first move. There's an advantage every now and then to playing the white side of the board". See the recording of the Atlantic Council event (minute 52:47).

US warmongering and desire for military confrontation are a common pro-Kremlin narrative. Other recent examples can be found here and here.

Douma hospital scenes were staged, new evidence confirms previous accounts of no chemical attack

New evidence provided by a BBC producer: the video of alleged chemical attack on 7 April 2018 in Douma, Syria, released by the controversial White Helmets, was a staged video orchestrated by the Jaysh al-Islam jihadist group.

France, USA and UK justified bombarding Syria with amateur images. Moscow has evidence that chemical attack in Douma was fabricated by the intelligence of one of the most Russophobic States. The Western version of the events appears now to be fragile.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Douma. The new round of disinformation was launched after Intercept published a new article about the Douma attack. The article states: "At least one chemical attack did take place in Douma on April 7, and people died as a result."

RT calls Riam Dalati's Tweet (now the account as set to private, but Sputnik  have provided a screenshot)  "new evidence" that the attack at a hospital in Douma was staged. RT's anchor admits himself in the last seconds of the report: "we don't know what evidence the BBC producer has". A BBC spokesperson said to RT that the views expressed on Twitter are those of Riam Dalati alone.