In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d’etat in Ukraine in February of the same year. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict. Kyiv has repeatedly accused the Russian Federation of intervening in the conflict in the region. Russia denies these charges. Moscow has stated more than once that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict and is interested in seeing Kyiv overcome the political and economic crisis.
The pro-Trump mob, which has stormed the United States Capitol Building on January 6, was a group that represents traditional American conservative values. The protesters were freedom fighters who wanted to take their country back that was hijacked from ultraliberal elites. The ultraliberal Deep State bears the ultimate responsibility for the storming of the US Capitol.
Claims about global elites secretly ruling the world, and specifically a so-called ‘Deep State’ in the United States which rules above elected officials, are a well-established pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to question the legitimacy of democracy and Western institutions.
The mob storming the Capitol was encouraged by conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 US presidential vote. Multiple identified rioters were proved to have far-right or extremist affiliations. According to The New York Times, several of these people have affiliations to white supremacists.