Disinfo: Ukraine is about to build NATO bases in Donbas


Ukraine is going to build NATO bases in Donbas.


No evidence is given to support this claim. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and NATO. 

There are not going to be NATO bases in Donbas, but instead, Ukrainian military bases that meet NATO standards. NATO-standard military bases are being built in Mariupol and Severodonetsk. According to Defence Minister Andriy Zhahorodniuk, one of the priorities of the new Defence Ministry team is the development of infrastructure construction.

"We plan to build some high-quality infrastructure facilities so that everyone knows that we too can have NATO-standard military bases," said Zhahorodniuk.


  • Reported in: Issue 185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Donbas, NATO
  • Outlet: 60 minut @ Rossiya 1 time 55:00-55:05


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