Ukraine is NATO’s springboard for its future military campaign against Moscow

Summary

Ukrainian authorities aim to make Ukraine a NATO springboard for its future military campaign against Moscow. It is no coincidence that after establishing control over Kyiv, Western Russophobes propose to also establish international control over the Russia-Ukraine border. This situation is comparable to the 1938 Munich agreements. Fascist regimes will be established in Donbas if the Ukrainian authorities reach the Russian border.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives on Ukraine and NATO and Western belligerence towards Russia. See an earlier similar case which drew analogues with Munich agreement of 1938.

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  • Reported in: Issue 142
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: Russia, The West, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, Anti-Russian, NATO
  • Outlet: Together with Russia
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to rejoin Russia through a legal referendum.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Venezuela.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, presented without any evidence. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Ukraine elections 2019. See EUvsDisinfo coverage of narratives about Ukrainian elections here.