Disinfo: Ukrainian authorities want to provoke a nuclear war in Europe


The Ukrainian authorities do not link their future with Ukraine. Their major task is to turn the Russian special operation into a wide military conflict involving a number of European countries. Ukraine is looking for a provocation which could provoke a tactical nuclear war in Europe. The real masters are Washington and MI-6, who do not care about Ukraine or Europe.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine, Ukraine as not sovereign country, and the ‘Anglo-Saxons’ having malicious intentions towards Europe. The publication tries to deflect responsibility for the war from Russia by claiming that Ukrainian authorities are looking for a wider and bloodier conflict and that the UK and US would benefit from it, without providing any evidence for the claims made.

This is not the first time the Kremlin’s manipulation and disinformation machine has used a deep-seated and very reasonable fear of a nuclear disaster to advance its political and military goals in Ukraine.

Ukraine is a sovereign country, currently an object of wide-scale unprovoked Russian military aggression. Western countries are supporting Ukraine with military, political and humanitarian aid but they do not rule over it or direct its actions.

Read our article Playing with nuclear fire and the Ukraine-joint statement on the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

For background see disinformation targeting Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 309
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/09/2022
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, UK, US, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Sovereignty, Nuclear issues
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Disinfo: Europe and the US financially support Ukraine only to prolong conflict

Europe and the US support the economy of Ukraine only for geopolitical interests and this support is very limited. All investments are only for the purpose of prolonging the Ukrainian conflict with Russia.


Recurring disinformation about the economic difficulties of Ukraine and the warmongering position of Western countries in the context of the war in Ukraine.

The economic problems of Ukraine are caused by unprovoked Russian military aggression against this country. 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.

Disinfo: Moldova decided to ban flights to Moscow under Kyiv’s pressure

The (Moldovan) decision to ban flights to Moscow was made under pressure from Kyiv.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Moldova's actions are not independent, but totally influenced by external forces, including Ukraine. See here a similar case claiming that Kyiv encourages the Moldovan authorities to take active steps to destabilise Transnistria.

No evidence was given to support the claim. Moldova suspended all flights to the Russian Federation in February 2022, after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, on September 9, 2022, the private company AIR Moldova announced that it will resume flights to Moscow on October 1, 2022. Days later, the National Civil Aviation Authority announced a ban on any flights to Russia citing ”aeronautical safety and security” concerns.

Disinfo: The EU turning into an economic appendage of NATO

The European Union, in the world arena, stubbornly and consciously refuses an independent role, which has been declared by various mouths for a long time, speaking of its strategic autonomy. Now everyone has forgotten about it. In fact, the EU is turning into an economic appendage of NATO.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about an alleged loss of sovereignty of the EU and its member states. Pro-Kremlin outlets often portray European states as vassals, puppet-states or colonies of the US and NATO.

Contrary to the claim, the European Union is a sovereign entity created by the voluntary initiative of European nations and it has its own, independent foreign policy, while the US has no say in its decisions.