Disinfo: Ukrainians want Russian blood


Just recently one could have doubted whether Ukrainians want war. But now there is no doubt. Ukrainians want Russian blood.


The ideal Russian for Ukrainians is crushed by the tracks of American tanks.


We mustn't have any doubt that Ukrainians want it, that they want a show so that they can pretend to suffer, whan in fact it would be the Russian people who would be suffering and dying.


We have no brothers in the American-[provided] tanks, only enemies. But our brothers and citizens of our country live in Luhansk and Donetsk. And it is Russia's responibility to save them from enemies, whom we used to call brothers to this day.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about war in Ukraine, also linked to the narrative of Ukrainians and Russians being "one people".

This claim appeared amid an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia's military build-up on the Ukrainian border, in an attempt to deflect Russian responsibility for the situation and mobilise the support of Russian society for the Kremlin's policies.

Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity have been violated by acts of aggression by Russian armed forces since 2014.

Pro-Kremlin media has frequenlty and falsely portrayed Ukraine as an aggressor against its own territory and claimed that the US (or the West) was pushing it to war with Russia. There is no basis to such claims.

Pro-Kremlin outlets have also claimed that Ukrainians and Russians were "one people/one nation" to legitimise the idea that Ukraine (and Belarus) belonged to the Russia's sphere of influence.

Since late October 2021, Russia deplyed more than 100,000 troops, as well as of certain specialised military units, electronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles along the borders of Ukraine.

Read more about the common myths surrounding the current Russia-Ukraine conflict in our analysis here.


  • Reported in: Issue 214
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/01/2022
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Warmongering
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Disinfo: Chemical weapons “provocations” are being prepared by the Ukrainian Military

Units of the neo-Nazi "Right Sector" and snipers from the 74th Reconnaissance Battalion and the SBU special unit "Alfa" have been moved to the contact line in Donbas to carry out provocations there. In late 2021, there was already a warning about provocations using chemicals that could be perpetrated by the Ukrainian military.

Avdeyevka, a city under Kyiv control a few kilometres from Donetsk, was not chosen at random here. As recently as the fall of 2021, several shipments of the nerve agent botulotoxin in containers ready to be fired or dropped in the format of 40-millimetre grenades were confirmed to Ukraine. At the end of the year, they were transferred to the localities of Krasny Liman and Avdeyevka.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about war in Ukraine combined with unfounded allegations about potential chemical weapons attacks in East Ukraine.

There is no evidence to support claims that the Ukrainian military is preparing acts of sabotage, let alone chemical weapons attacks in non-government controlled areas of Eastern Ukraine.

Disinfo: US and Ukrainian talk of Russian invasion is aimed at inflaming anti-Russian rhetoric

The authorities in Kyiv, the US and their allies claim insistently that Russia is amassing large numbers of troops, more than 100,000, near the Ukrainian border, "in preparation for a new invasion" of the Ukrainian lands.

Russia has insisted repeatedly that it will not conduct any military operation against Ukraine, stressing that no such reports exist and that the intention of these allegations is to ratchet up tensions in the region and inflame anti-Russian rhetoric to make the case for economic sanctions against Russia, and to justify NATO's expansion to the east, which Moscow strongly opposes, as it threatens Russian security.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives that are part of an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine. By accusing “Ukraine, the US and its allies” of being the driving force behind the escalation of tensions, this disinformation story aims to deny any Russian responsibility for the situation.

Moscow invaded Ukraine in 2014, occupies Crimea, and continues to fuel conflict in eastern Ukraine. What’s more is that since late October 2021, Russia has deployed more than 100,000 troops, as well as certain specialised military units, electronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles along the borders of Ukraine.

Disinfo: Western special services involved in Kazakhstan protests

The degree of organisational, logistical and operational coordination of the protesters indicates that there is a high probability foreign funds were used and Western special services were involved.


There is no evidence to support claims about a foreign interference in the unrest in Kazakhstan. Instead, growing evidence points to an ongoing power struggle in the country as a driving cause in the radicalisation and expansion of the protests, which started peacefully after the government lifted price controls on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in an already volatile context in the country.

This claim is advanced as part of a push suggesting a US policy of staging “colour revolutions” worldwide with the aim of destabilising Russia. In this case, the allegations seem to have been tailored to justify the Russian-led intervention of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation in the country.