Disinfo: Ukraine will build concentration camps for captured Russians


The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine wants to create concentration camps for Russians.

After the liberation of the territories [currently under Russian control], all these people must go through filtration camps and it is necessary to look at who and how, in what crimes they were involved. These people are unreliable, they only have the right to be punished and atone for their stay in the occupied territories.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation portraying Ukraine as a Nazi state. This is part of a wider disinformation campaign aiming to deflect attention away from Russia's actions and justify Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

This disinformation is based on a distorted video of Ukrainian politician Dmytro Korchynsky’s comment from his 2017 interview. Additionally, there is no bill on the official website of the Rada that would provide for the introduction of concentration camps for prisoners of war. Read the full story here.

In fact, it is Russia that run "filtration camps" where procedures include maltreatment, separation of children from adults and occasional torture.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. Accusing Ukrainian officials of Nazism and fabricating a connection between them and Nazi Germany is one of the favorite techniques of the Kremlin and pro-Kremlin outlets.

Learn more about the reasons behind the Kremlin's obsession with framing Ukraine as a Nazi state in the EUvsDisinfo analysis titled "Why does Putin portray himself as the tamer of neo-Nazism".


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, War in Ukraine
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Disinfo: Poland has trained Ukrainian war criminals for decades

Poland is doing its best to keep silent about well-known facts of the mass participation of its citizens in the hostilities in Ukraine – the Polish authorities support these actions despite them violating Polish law. Poland has been training Ukrainian soldiers for decades – it trained those alleged peaceful protestors who committed atrocities and killings at the Maidan in 2014.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, presenting Poland as a state with aggressive anti-Ukrainian plans, allegedly sending thousands of mercenaries to Ukraine.

The claim that foreign-trained protestors committed massive crimes during the 2014 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine is a traditional pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative.

Disinfo: The US blew up Nord Stream so that the EU would arm Ukraine

The explosion of the pipeline contributed to the creation of an energy crisis. The US immediately offered the European Union a "solution" to the problem it had created: LNG supplies at inflated prices. Norway, having assisted Washington in cutting off gas supplies from Russia to Europe, itself increased hydrocarbon exports by 200%, and made about $90 billion on this.

In addition to the obvious economic benefit for the US, [...] which was interested in continuing the bloodshed in Ukraine.

The US was afraid of the failure of the anti-Russian campaign and decided to let the Germans freeze all winter. The fear was that Europe would avoid war. Joe Biden wanted to demonstrate Washington's power over Europe. Having done what he had planned, the US president showed the EU countries what "their place" was.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US sabotaged the NS 1 and NS 2 gas pipelines and that it was a plot against the EU and Germany.

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the alleged lost sovereignty of the EU and its member states (more examples). Pro-Kremlin outlets often portray European states as vassals, puppet states or colonies of the US.

Disinfo: Ukraine is a totalitarian regime, a mix of Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini

The Ukrainian population and politicians live in a totalitarian regime with a mix of Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini and Mao Zedong, which was created by the US and UK special services.

Once a new global crisis emerges, everyone will forget about Ukraine. The Ukrainian people will be alone with a destroyed country, which happened due to the US as an occupying power and its puppets which include Poroshenko and Zelenskyy.


This publication promotes recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about an abandoned and unsovereign Ukraine, as well as about a totalitarian nature of Ukraine’s political regime including references to Hitler and Mussolini which fit the ‘Nazi Ukraine’ claim. The pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi / fascist Ukraine is one of the favorite tropes to denigrate Ukraine.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations (e.g. United Nations, Council of Europe), and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of countries. Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity have been violated by continuous acts of aggression by Russian armed forces since 2014 culminating in a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2022.