DISINFO: The West pushed Ukraine to a suicidal mission in order to destroy Russia
  • Outlet: pl.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: July 30, 2023
  • Article language(s): Polish
  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia, EU, US
West NATO Volodymyr Zelensky Anti-Russian War in Ukraine Encircling Russia

DISINFO: The West pushed Ukraine to a suicidal mission in order to destroy Russia


The tragedy of the Ukrainian conflict is that Zelensky had to pay with the lives of his compatriots for joining the Western club. Zelensky accepted the terms of this deal, but the Western goal to achieve a strategic defeat of Russia has never been achieved. When all the [Ukrainian] sacrifices failed without reaching this goal, the NATO doors shut in front of Ukraine. Before, these doors were open in order to persuade Ukraine to fulfil its suicidal mission. The post-conflict NATO will face an existential crisis and will fight for its existence in the new emerging world order.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is a "springboard" and a Western "tool" against Russia, portraying the unjustified full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine as a NATO proxy war against Russia, as a confrontation with a Russophobic and belligerent NATO.

The claim aims to deflect any Russian responsibility for the full-scale invasion, which began on 24 February 2022. The Russian war against Ukraine began in 2014 with the illegal Russian annexation of Crimea and Russia's military involvement and support of separatists in Donbas.

It was Putin’s personal decision to invade Ukraine and start the largest military conflict in Europe since WWII. Putin claims several reasons for launching aggression, including Ukraine’s alleged desire to obtain nuclear weapons, and Kyiv’s possible membership of NATO etc.

NATO condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia's brutal and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine - which is an independent, peaceful, and democratic country and a close NATO partner. NATO and Allies continue to provide Ukraine with unprecedented levels of support, helping to uphold its fundamental right to self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51.

See similar cases that Russia is at war with NATO and the Pentagon and only the soldiers are Ukrainians; that NATO is at war with Russia with the hands of Ukrainians; that NATO was turning Ukraine into an enemy of Russia; that Ukraine is forced to fight on behalf of NATO; and that the West is using Ukrainians to fight against Russia.


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