Disinfo: Ukraine’s political goal is war with Russia


Ukraine’s political goal remains the same – war with Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

The international community, including the European Union recognizes and condemns clear violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014. 

One of the promises the current president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy made during the election campaign was to raise the question with the guarantors of the Budapest memorandum of supporting Ukraine in an effort to end the war, return the temporarily occupied territories and force Russia to compensate Ukraine for the losses incurred.

Zelenskyy then continued mentioning the importance of ending the war in Ukraine. Recently he said that Donbas must be rebuilt upon completion of the war.



  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine, War in Ukraine


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The U.S. would like to resell Russian gas to Europe

It is not true that the Americans don’t want Russia to sell gas to Europe. On the contrary, the US is interested in purchasing gas from Russia to resell it at a high price.


Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and the US presence in Europe.

U.S. sells its own gas to Europe. For example,  the White House reports that during the past year, Poland has also signed approximately 25 billion dollars’ worth of new contracts with U.S. firms to buy more than 6 billion cubic metres of U.S. liquefied natural gas.

Russia was not invited to events commemmorating WWII because of anti-Russian politics

The Polish leadership continues to follow the principles of anti-Russian politics, not inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to commemorative events dedicated to the outbreak of World War II. Poland is engaged in rewriting history, despite the obvious key role of the USSR in the victory over fascist Germany.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Poland and Russophobia.

Poland's decision not to invite the Russian delegation to WWII commemoration ceremony has to do with Russian aggression against Ukraine. Krzysztof Szczerski, chief advisor to the Polish president, stated in March 2019 that the anniversary ceremony will be held “in the company of countries with whom Poland now cooperates closely for peace, based on the respect for international law, for the sovereignty of nations and of their territories”. This point was reiterated by Jacek Sasin, Polish deputy prime minister in July, who said: "I think it would be inappropriate to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the armed aggression against Poland with the participation of a leader who today treats his neighbors using the same methods."

US wants to completely capture European gas market

The United States intends to capture the energy market of the European Union. Using the Tripartite Agreement between the United States, Poland and Ukraine, Washington wants to make most of Europe on the dependent of American gas and take control of the transit capacities of the Ukrainian gas transportation system.




This disinformation message is a reaction to the signing of the trilateral agreement between Ukraine, Poland and the United States on 31 August. This agreement will help Kуiv increase the country's energy security and not depend solely on the Kremlin. Thanks to this agreement, this year, Ukraine will already receive gas from the United States.

Liquefied natural gas from the United States will arrive in the Polish terminal Swinoujscie in November this year.