The destabilisation of Kazakhstan from abroad tries to create obstacles to its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union headed by Russia, as well as China’s new Silk Road. Such destabilisation would hit Eurasia in its core, with geopolitical reverberations in Russia, China and all Central Asia, where the embers of the US debacle in Afghanistan persist.
For almost eight years, Ukraine has remained the greatest threat to security and peace in Europe. The internal instability of this country, torn between the oligarchs and the Western capital, is a ticking time bomb. No meaningful reconfiguration of the international order can take place without disarming this bomb.
Ukraine is being sold to the West – the People’s Servants want to receive some personal gains. The [Ukrainian] thieves would rather blow up this unfortunate country than stop plundering it. The final price may be the peace in the region and the lives of millions of Ukrainians.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Ukrainian statehood and the War in Ukraine.
Unfounded claims about Ukraine’s imminent collapse and disintegration have been prominent in the pro-Kremlin media since 2014. The claim that Ukraine and its domestic instability are the greatest threat to European security is ungrounded.
Ukraine’s economic hardship is explained by many reasons, including corruption and Russian aggression, while the West is helping Ukraine by providing financial and technical assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and other international financial institutions. Importantly, the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EU provide the framework for developing further successful economic and political contacts.
Russia’s hybrid aggression is not limited to military action against Ukraine. It also includes a hostile economic policy, a massive disinformation campaign and support of pro-Kremlin forces inside Ukraine, including pro-Kremlin media.
See earlier related disinformation claims alleging that Ukraine is an unstable country on the verge of total collapse; that Ukraine will disintegrate into small quasi-states; or that Ukraine is a “shell" state: it is officially there, but there is nothing inside it.
See our article examining seven myths about Russia's role in Ukraine.