Disinfo: Ukraine does not respect the Minsk agreements


Ukraine does not respect the Minsk agreements.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Kyiv does not adhere to the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

In reality, Moscow-backed separatists have been mounting tensions in Donbas over recent weeks, since March-April 2021, under the pretext that Ukrainian troops are planning an offensive. Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed on 26 March 2021, which is the largest daily death toll for government troops since the fragile truce that took effect last July. Nonetheless, Moscow and its proxies in Donbas keep on accusing Kyiv of continually breaking the truce and preparing for a full-scale attack.

During a telephone conversation on 31 March 2021, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba informed his US counterpart Antony Blinken about Russia's systematic aggravation of the security situation at the contact line in Donbas and in Crimea. The US expressed concern over the situation.

Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief, General Ruslan Khomchak, said on 30 March that Russian troops are building up their military presence near the Ukrainian borders, which is a threat to Ukraine’s security, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to fend off a potential Russian attack. The Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issues daily reports about the security situation in the war zone.

Read here a similar case claiming that Kyiv is breaking Minsk and Normandy agreements.


  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Italian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Minsk agreements, War in Ukraine, Donbas, Ukrainian statehood
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Disinfo: West created Ukraine to wage war on Russian civilisation

The West created Ukraine in order to wage war on Russian civilisation.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative questioning the legitimacy of Ukrainian statehood; casting Ukraine as a failing state, fatally dependent on Western sponsorship and unable to make its own strategic choices.

The history of Ukraine dates back to the Kyivan Rus era in the 9th-13th centuries. Early in the 20th century, after the collapse of the Russian Empire, the Ukrainian People's Republic was proclaimed simultaneously with other nations such as Georgia, Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. When the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in late 1917, Russia attempted to re-establish control over the newly independent states. Soviet Russia managed to take control of Ukraine and establish a Bolshevik regime.

Disinfo: Joe Biden has senile dementia and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons

The Biden Administration is led by somebody who has been diagnosed with senile dementia, where Joe Biden has no real weight, his head doesn’t work anymore. He is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons.


The affirmations are false. The claim that president Joe Biden has senile dementia has been promoted by his domestic political adversaries in the US and amplified by pro-Kremlin disinformation as part of its campaign against him in the US 2020 election, but it has been repeatedly debunked by independent fact-checkers. On 15 April, 2021, Dr. Kevin O’Connor of The George Washington University released a three-page medical summary of Biden's health at the request of his patient, in which he described Biden as a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”

The claim that Biden has no real weight in its own administration and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons is a conspiracy theory not based in any evidence.

Disinfo: Ukrainian drone strike kills child in Donbas

A Ukrainian drone strike has killed a five-year-old boy in the settlement of Aleksandrovskiy in the Donbas.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the Donbas conflict.

The claim is unverified. The village of Oleksandrivske (Aleksandrovskoye in Russian media) is located 15 kilometers away from the front line. The Russian Investigative Committee announced a probe into the death of a child there reported by pro-Kremlin media. The OSCE's special monitoring mission to Ukraine did not report about any drone strike in this area.