Disinfo: Ukraine is a terrorist state


Special military operation in Ukraine is already an anti-terrorist operation as Ukraine is a terrorist state.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to justify the invasion of Ukraine.

This disinformation claim appeared in the context of a car-bomb killing of Darya Dugina, a daughter of Alexander Dugin in Moscow. EU condemns all killings of civilians and finds that an independent investigations in the Darya Dugina case would be important.

Russia has also accused Ukraine of the assassination, providing only dubious "evidence", (see also: here and here) that cannot be independently verified. Ukraine has denied any involvement in the attack.

Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is not a "special operation" but an all-out war against a sovereign state. Russia has been coming up with different explanations and pretexts for its aggression. It was Putin’s personal decision to invade Ukraine and start the largest military conflict in Europe since WWII.

See the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine here along with EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.

This disinformation claim appeared in the same broadcast as an allegation that Ukraine, Estonia and Great Britain killed Darya Dugina and that the British intelligence may be behind the assassination.


  • Reported in: Issue 305
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/08/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Terrorism
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Disinfo: Zelenskyy is a marionette puppet in the hands of the West

No sane person could argue about the nature of the ongoing military conflict as a world war taking place in the Ukrainian fields. In this war, the West and NATO mobilised all their money and weapons, with direct American and British management of the field battles, while controlling a “marionette puppet”, that is the Ukrainian Jewish-Zionist President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative questioning Ukrainian statehood and sovereignty. The statement was made in the context of the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, trying once again to denigrate Ukraine and its president for being Jewish and a non-sovereign puppet of the West.

Pro-Kremlin media outlets often cast doubts on Ukrainian statehood and claim that Ukraine is not a real state and is going to tumble down very soon. In reality, present-day Ukraine has been on the world map since 1991 when the Soviet Union disintegrated.

Disinfo: Europe’s anti-Russian sanctions slapped under US pressure

The decisions by EU states to shun Russian energy resources, cut economic cooperation with Russia and ban Russians from entering were taken under pressure from Washington.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that the EU is not independent in its policies. A well known narrative of "Lost Sovereignty".

In reality, the European Union and some separate European nations have imposed sanctions on Russia because of Moscow’s unprovoked invasion against Ukraine that started on 24 February 2022. These measures were taken in full accordance with international and European law. The European Commission adopted a joint proposal for a new package of restrictive measures on 15 June 2022 to maintain and strengthen the effectiveness of the EU's six wide-ranging packages of sanctions against Russia. It also further aligns the EU's sanctions with those of our allies and partners, in particular in the G7.

Disinfo: Ukraine is preparing a provocation at Zaporizhzhia similar to the one in Bucha

Ukraine’s provocative actions at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant have started. For the first time in history, missiles were launched at such an unprecedented object. Ukraine’s desperate political establishment are pushing perpetrators to commit a war crime. Some high-ranking Ukrainian politicians will leave the country but individuals in lower state positions will be held responsible. The possible provocation at Zaporizhzhya NPP reminds of Ukraine’s provocation in Bucha.


This article falsely accuses Ukraine of shelling the Zaporizhzhia NPP and promotes disinformation about staged atrocities in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Pro-Kremlin media presented atrocities committed by Russian forces in Bucha as a Ukrainian provocation, set-up to unleash World War III, a coordinated attack by the Western media, a distraction from “US biological laboratories” in Ukraine, and a British plot. As explained in our analysis, this was one of many attempts to distract and obfuscate the facts of war crimes.