Disinfo: Ukraine is an anti-Russian project


As a state, Ukraine is an Anti-Russia. Ukraine cannot be anything but an Anti-Russia.



This is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation conspiracy narrative about Ukraine and an anti-Russian project, questioning the statehood of Ukraine: similar cases here and here.

Ukraine is a sovereign nation-state, not an anti-Russian project. In 1991, Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union.The Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was adopted on 16 July 1990. 

Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The EU and the US support the democratic development of Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter’s principles of non-interference into internal affairs and respect towards territorial integrity and political independence.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine and Russia established diplomatic relations and signed a number of important treaties. On 31 May 1997 the countries signed a comprehensive Friendship Treaty. As a result, Russia recognised Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. It also recognised that Crimea belongs to Ukraine.

Together with the Friendship Treaty, Ukraine and Russia signed the Partition Treaty on the Black Sea Fleet. The countries divided the former Soviet Union Black Sea Fleet stationed in Sevastopol. Ukraine also allowed the deployment of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the Sevastopol naval base until 2017. On 24 April 2010  the Kharkiv Pact was signed prolonging the initial agreement until 2042. In March 2014, after the annexation of Crimea, Russian Duma voted for the denunciation of the Partition Treaty and the Kharkiv Pact.

In December 2018, after Russia illegally ceased Ukrainian ships and their crew in the Kerch strait, Ukraine unilaterally denounced the Friendship Treaty with Russia.

Both Ukraine and Russia were the founding countries of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), a free association formed by 12 former Soviet republics (except Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania). Ukraine ceased to participate in CIS from 2014 after the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its occupation of Donbas. In 2018, Ukraine withdrew from all statutory bodies of CIS.


  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian
  • Outlet: svpressa.ru
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Ukraine is responsible for the war in Donbas

Five years ago the Kyiv government started a civil war in South-Eastern Ukraine.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, attempting to portray it as a civil war. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas. Prior debunks of this narrative can be found here and here.

The war in eastern Ukraine is not a civil conflict, but an act of aggression by the Russian armed forces, that continues since February 2014.

It is Ukraine that slows down the peace process

For five years Kyiv has been slowing down the peace process. … In five years, Ukraine has not complied with a single paragraph of the Minsk Protocol.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region. See previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

In March 2015, the European Council linked the duration of EU sanctions on Russia to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements, acknowledging Russia's responsibility to uphold the Agreements.

Trump, Pompeo, Belarusian independent media, Duda, all mentally ill

As an anti-human society and a capitalist state the US is a maddened community, which constantly generates degraded politicians. Mass shootings in the US mean that the US is one large madhouse. The very acceptance of American dream turns a human into a maddened person. The same is true for the US ruling elite. Isn’t State Secretary Mike Pompeo, who states that Crimea belongs to banderovtsy [Ukrainian fascists] not a mentally ill politician? US President [former] advisor John Bolton’s face indicates his absolute degradation. Isn’t Donald Trump, who withdrew from the INF Treaty, a mentally ill politician, too?

In the countries like the US and Poland where a lot of spoken about love towards God, the key object of worship is Mammon [a term from the Christian Bible used to describe material wealth or greed]. Tadevush Kondrasevich, the Belarusian Roman Catholic Archbishop, would not acknowledge this with his anti-Soviet and Russophobic worldview. In fact, Belarusian independent media and experts are mentally ill people too, just like Crusius, Trump, or Duda. If these people come to power, they would stage as big bacchanalia as mentally ill ‘banderovtsy’, Kaczynski brothers, and racists in Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states, all servile puppets of the mentally ill uncle Sam.


This message is a mix of conspiracies and ungrounded generalisations aimed to discredit the West, the US and Poland in particular, and Belarusian independent media and experts. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about decaying, immoral West and its imminent collapse, Nazism / Fascism in Ukraine and the Baltic states, and about belligerent West.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that, in contrast to Russia, western Europe is abandoning Christian roots, and that Western values are egoism, hedonism and extreme relativism.