Disinfo: Ukraine is only a hammer to hit Russia with for the West


The West tasked Zelenskyy to advance the troops. The Ukrainian army is well aware of what will happen to it, but has no way out. The West does not care at all how much manpower the Ukrainian army loses. What is more important is a moral victory over Russia. Nobody takes Ukraine seriously in the West. It is just a hammer that can be used to hit Russia until the hammer breaks. The Ukrainians will finish, the Poles will be next. According to some reports, there are between 10,000 and 20,000 Poles already fighting in Ukraine. So the world war is now unfolding, and all major operations are yet to come.


Recurring disinformation narrative from key pro-Kremlin outlets RT seeking to deflect attention away from Russia's war of agression by accusing the West of direct involvement in Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

The accusation of the West wanting war with Russia plays on the besieged fortress-mentality to encourage Russians to enlist.

The West is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine. Western nations did everything they could to prevent the war and have only been reacting to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, following the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

Ukraine receives weapons with the sole aim of restoring its territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders. In several Western countries instructors train Ukrainian soldiers on how to use modern weapons and NATO officials have frequent political contacts with Ukrainian counterparts, but no troops from NATO countries are fighting on the front.

Read more disinformation cases about the Russian unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/04/2023
  • Article language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: West, Invasion of Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood, Ukraine, Abandoned Ukraine, NATO
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