Disinfo: Ukraine ready for attack in Donbas at Washington’s nod


Ukraine is ready to launch an offensive in Donbas after receiving an order from the White House.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy alone will not dare to attack. Escalation will be fraught with provocations. The Kremlin is watching the situation closely. It is in the interest of Zelenskyy to keep the war going. Ukraine is a convenient bridgehead for military action against Russia.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media, claiming that the West is waging a proxy war against Russia and that the United States is trying to disrupt Moscow's attempts at ending the war. 

In fact, the Ukrainian Armed Forces do not receive orders from any foreign country and their activities in Donbas only depend on the current situation in the war zone. There is no presence of NATO or US forces in the Donbas war zone. NATO experts, who are stationed in Ukraine, for instance, help the country's Armed Forces with the military reform. Sometimes NATO troops engage in joint military exercises with the Ukrainian military. 

While Moscow denies the fact that it provides the separatists with military equipment, Kyiv openly receives assistance from its partners. A $125 million military package of US aid for Ukraine was announced on 1 March 2021. Ukraine receives this assistance legally and in accordance with trade agreements.

Contrary to pro-Kremlin disinformation reports, it is rather the Moscow-backed separatists who are constantly breaking the truce, which results in more intensified military escalation in Donbas. It is not in Kyiv’s interest to escalate the conflict. More than 13,000 have been killed in the hostilities, and the Donbas war is a heavy burden on the Ukrainian economy.

Ukraine is not preparing military provocations in Donbas. Kyiv has repeatedly stated that it is not interested in escalation and that it prefers a peaceful solution. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Minsk agreements are the only option to end the war in Donbas. At the same time, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe registers almost daily violations of the truce in Donbas.

Read more disinformation cases about alleged American involvement in the Donbas war.


  • Reported in: Issue 238
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Donbas, War in Ukraine, NATO, Russophobia, Volodymyr Zelensky
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Disinfo: Liberalism subverts national, moral and religious values

Liberalism subverts national, moral and religious values, and has destroyed the institution of the family. Liberalism has eliminated moral and religious consciousness in society, obscuring the distinction between licit and illicit behaviour.


This article is titled "Satanisation as modernisation". It repeats the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism by claiming that the latter has undermined traditional values such as patriotism, religion and the family, generating the West’s alleged widespread moral decadence, materialism, perverted and criminal values.

These recurring narratives blame the West for abandoning the ideals of Christianity, Family and Patriotism – the true European values, while claiming that Russia is a haven of order and decency and upholds these genuine European values.

Disinfo: Ukraine is not welcome in neither Europe, nor Russia

Ukraine has always had two ideologies without caring about its own interests. It either goes to Russia or to Europe. But no-one takes into account that neither Europe nor Russia is welcoming Ukraine as a guest because it has no advantages, its infrastructure is completely ruined and it annually has budget deficits. No matter where Ukraine comes, they will have to maintain it at their taxpayers’ expense.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media outlets claiming that Kyiv has only two vectors of development – either pro-European or pro-Russian.

Ukraine is a European country with its own interests. Ukraine gained independence in 1991 after centuries of Russian domination. It introduced constitutional amendments in 2019 to the effect that its strategic course is to acquire full-fledged membership in the European Union and NATO. To achieve it, Kyiv has to come a long way. Ukraine will have to overcome corruption, carry out structural economic, financial, legal and military reforms, and last but not least, restore its territorial integrity. Russia occupied 7 per cent of Ukraine’s sovereign territory, hoping that Kyiv renounces its pro-Western political objectives and stays in Moscow’s political orbit.

Disinfo: The West is openly aiming at undermining Russian statehood

The West is openly aiming at undermining Russian statehood. It is time to stop hoping that the West will change its attitude towards Russia. Russia should reconsider its relations with the West based on its national interests. The policy of the West will be carried out with the help of internal Russian factors, the liberal opposition will be used. Thus, the West will shake Russia from the inside, not to mention that they will test the country for strength from the Baltic to the Black Sea, along the entire perimeter of the borders.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the West's aggressive anti-Russian and Russophobic policy to collapse Russia.

The West does not seek to eliminate Russia as a geopolitical actor and undermine Russian statehood. The West, the EU and its member states and most of the world community demand that Russia fulfils its obligations as a member of the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and other international organisations, as well as Russia's own legislation.