DISINFO: The West, the curators of Ukraine, can push Ukraine to war with Russia
  • Outlet: de.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 12, 2021
  • Article language(s): German
  • Reported in: Issue 263
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, US, Russia
West War in Ukraine Ukrainian statehood

DISINFO: The West, the curators of Ukraine, can push Ukraine to war with Russia


The West can push Ukraine to war with Russia, but the war will not last long, as the West itself will not dare to openly confront a nuclear power and will not support Ukraine. Large-scale military action is possible, but only in one case: if Ukraine, pushed by its curators from the West, undertakes a massive invasion of the territory of the republics of Luhansk and Donetsk, if a humanitarian catastrophe, destruction of civilians, destruction of settlements and infrastructure begins.


The claim that the West is dragging Ukraine into a war with Russia is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation not backed up with evidence. It also tries to deflect attention away from Russia's involvement in the Donbas war by speaking about the alleged involvement of the West and a possible military escalation at its insistence.

There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine. 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. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that Moscow will continue to support these territories.

The systematic issuing of Russian passports to several hundred of thousands of persons in the two entities is now also used as a pretext to claim the right to influence and perhaps intervene militarily. Russia is also reported to be using the occupied territories as a testing ground for new weapons. Despite all this Russia officially denies its military presence in Donbas and accuses the West of forcibly dragging it into war with Ukraine.

The EU condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation".

See more disinformation regarding Crimea such as 96% of Crimean people wanted to rejoin Russia, Crimea was reunited with homeland Russia and the exercises "Defender Europe 2021' are Nato's preparation for the war with Russia.


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