Disinfo: The West needs Ukraine as a battering ram against Russia


The West needs Ukraine as a "geopolitical battering ram" against Russia, which is why the Ukrainian side receives money, weapons and ammunition from them, which they use to continue killing civilians.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukraine's statehood and trying to blame the West for the Russian invasion of Ukraine by painting Ukraine as a puppet of the West.

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 have been violated by Russia since 2014. Western countries are only supporting lethal military aid and financial aid to Ukraine for the country’s efficient self-defence against the unprovoked Russian invasion.

The West does not want to use Ukraine in the war against Russia. It is Russia that undertook a well-documented act of aggression, ongoing since February 2014. Furthermore, it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who launched an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 calling it a special military operation and citing NATO’s military infrastructure approaching the Russian border as a pretext.

Read our recent article on Russian disinformation about the Russian military buildup near Ukraine and the subsequent invasion of the country.

See our guide to deciphering pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's war.

See our account of the Kremlin's intention of annihilation of Ukraine here.


  • Reported in: Issue 278
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/03/2022
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, War in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, Puppets, War crimes
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Disinfo: Ukraine ceased to be a democratic state after 2014

The civilian population of Ukraine and the whole country has become hostages of the Nazis and radicals. This has been going on since the coup in 2014.

The attention has to be drawn to the fact that Ukraine had ceased to be a democratic state after the events of eight years ago. Now it is run by neo-Nazis and oligarchs.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives undermining Ukrainian statehood and claiming that the Euromaidan protests of 2013-2014 were a Nazi-led coup.

There was no coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former president Viktor Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

Disinfo: Global corporations are responsible for the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is not a war between the Ukrainians and the Russians, but a bloodbath of global corporations: mainly arms manufacturers, grouped in the "World Economic Forum", whose aim is to destroy "northern civilisation".


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the so-called transnational corporations with a new element, connecting it to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The narrative tries to deflect attention away from Russia’s responsibility for the war in Ukraine.

The article's message is also consistent with a broad pro-Kremlin narrative about "threatened values" – one of the most common pro-Kremlin narratives – suggesting that those who are committed to traditional values are now threatened by those who oppose them and instead seek to establish a morally bankrupt dystopia. See a similar case here. The claim also connects to the narrative that the West somehow organised the events of Euromaidan and the war as it serves only the interest of the West.

Disinfo: Russian invasion of Ukraine started due to the genocide of the Russian-speaking population

The crisis in Ukraine did not arise because of territories, but because of the genocide of the Russian-speaking population. Russia has stood up for our citizens and compatriots in the Donbass. For us, this is a question of security, peaceful living and building good relations.


This is part of a disinformation campaign aiming to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, portraying the Ukrainian leadership as pathologically Russophobic and bent on subjecting the country's Russian-speaking population to "genocide".

There was no genocide of Russians or any other national minorities in Ukraine. The rights of Russian-speaking citizens are equally guaranteed by the Ukrainian constitution and legislation. Articles 10 and 11 of the Constitution guarantee the free development of the languages and cultures of Ukraine’s ethnic minorities, including Russian-speakers.