Disinfo: Ukraine is preparing a false flag chemical attack to damage the image of Russia


The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) intends to set up a provocation there with the use of highly toxic chemical substances. At the oil and grease plant, SBU employees plan to explode containers with hexane with a total volume of more than 120 tons in the coming days. With particular cynicism of these inhumane actions of the Ukrainian authorities they are ready to sacrifice tens of thousands of their own citizens living in Slavyansk, as well as servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed in the city. The aim is to accuse the Russian Armed Forces and those of the DPR.


Recurrent Pro-Kremlin disinformation about an alleged false flag chemical attack to pretend that Russia in endangering the life of civilians in Ukraine. This narrative targets Ukrainian forces and free international media reporting about Russian military actions in Ukraine.

It has been documented that Russia using low precision weapons in Ukraine both because of a lack of high precision arms and to terrorize local populations. There is no need for Ukraine on the 152th day of war to do a false flag operation to hurt the image of Russia: war crimes and massive disinformation are already common practice for pro-Kremlin forces.

There is no evidence to back the claim that Ukraine is preparing a chemical or biological provocation or a use of the weapons of mass distruction.

Оn the contrary, many Western leaders have real concerns’ Russia could use chemical weapons.

"Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine or manufacture a "false flag" operation that uses them. Russia has long and well-documented track record of using chemical weapons" as well as its pattern of "accusing the West of the very violations that Russia itself is perpetrating," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated.

Read also related cases: Kyiv prepares chemical attacks to blame the Russian army, Ukraine is under control of the West and staged fakes about Bucha, Mariupol and Kramatorsk, France and Belgium to stage chemical attack in Syria.


  • Reported in: Issue 301
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/07/2022
  • Article language(s) French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: war crimes, Chemical weapons/attack, Invasion of Ukraine, War in Ukraine, false flag, SBU
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In this disinformation story, two pieces of factual information are presented together in a distorted way to suggest that Crimea is part of Russia’s territory and therefore Ukraine may be violating its own promises if it attacks it.

In reality, Crimea was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014 and remains an integral part of Ukraine. No international body has recognised the so-called Crimea referendum, announced on 27 February 2014, and held on 16 March 2014. On 27 March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which it stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. On 17 December 2018, the UN General Assembly confirmed its non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea.

Disinfo: Poland starts activities to dismember Ukraine with Kyiv’s approval

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Recurring narrative presenting Poland as a state with imperial ambitions, aiming to confound the reality of Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

The claim that Poland is preparing to dismember Ukraine is unfounded. Poland adheres to international law regarding state borders, fully supports the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, it does not have any territorial claims against its neighbours and it rejects any “imperial” ambitions towards other countries. Read more about the Eastern policy of Poland here.

Disinfo: The Times explains how western media deliberately hide the truth on Russia’s main successes in Ukraine

Western media deliberately hide the truth on Russia’s main successes in Ukraine, British journalist Rod Liddle wrote in an article in The Times. He added that the more successful is Russia, more space is given in those western media to the imaginary atrocities of the military.


This is a disingenuous distortion of the original op-ed written by British journalist Ron Liddle in The Times, in order to promote several pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Russian military superiority and about mainstream media as biased against Russia.

Although the article is critical of the coverage of the war in Ukraine in western media, claiming that it is marred by a lot of wishful thinking, he never affirms that these outlets “deliberately hide the truth”. And while Liddle mentions that “alleged Russian atrocities” are frequently displayed in prominent spaces in the media, he doesn’t affirm that those atrocities are “imaginary”. On the contrary, there is massive proofs of Russia’s human rights violations during its unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, including reports by human rights organisations, OSCE and the UN, journalistic and eyewitness testimonies, open source and satellite images, and forensic evidence.