Disinfo: Ukrainian president is a subordinate of the American embassy in Kyiv


The president of Ukraine is a character from a puppet theatre ... whose independence is limited by exactly what you blurt out in a non-protocol conversation, what you play on the piano, or which of the toilets in the Bankova Street building to go to between sessions. All of it.

Secondly, those oligarchic-predatory groups that control him are in turn subordinate to employees of the American (and, for example, the British) embassy in Kyiv. They are executing the orders of the government in Washington, and the latter in turn is influenced by several sequential powerful global elite groups.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine being under "external control", in this case, in the form of the Ukrainian president as a subordinate of employees of the American embassy.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The decisions are taken by the Ukrainian authorities: the President, the Verkhovna Rada, and the judiciary. Ukraine, as an independent country, has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of countries.

The country is not controlled by the US or any other foreign government or organisation. Both the EU and the US respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. However, Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are violated by Russia's acts of armed aggression.

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Belarus faces either normal development under Russia or a forced Polonization and economic devastation, that Ukraine is under "complete subordination to US interests" and that it is a Western puppet that creates problems for Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 256
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/08/2021
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukrainian statehood, Ukraine
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