The United States, and the West in general, thanks to their media domination, are trying to impose on the world an idea that what is happening is Russian aggression against Ukraine. Russia did absolutely nothing in Ukraine, but the hysteria in the Western press was effectively equal to Russiagate, the source of which, as we later learned, was a paid report by Hillary Clinton, based on false information from a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele.
US arms companies benefit by promoting a supposed “Russian invasion of Ukraine” in the media. In a review of the coverage of The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that 90 percent of the articles published this year adopted an aggressive view of the conflict in Ukraine. Op-eds supported sending US weapons and troops to the region in face of a supposed Russian threat. It is a reality that the main media of the US are in the hands of an oligopoly, which has the sale of weapons among its interests. This basically means a permanent push for conflict and wars.
This is part of an ongoing disinformation campaign aiming to deflect any Russian responsibility for the escalation of tensions with Ukraine as a result of Russia’s military buildup on the border. See our article The Kremlin’s Playbook: Fabricating Pretext to Invade Ukraine - More Myths.
Contrary to the claim, neither the US nor companies based there have been pushing for war in Ukraine. In fact, it is Russia who, since late October 2021, has been preparing for a military operation, including the deployment of as many as 190,000 troops, incl on occupied Crimea as well as certain specialised military units, electronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles. Despite Russian denials, this has been proven by satellite images and intelligence from the US, Ukraine and NATO, among other countries and institutions. While the European Union remains committed to maintaining dialogue with Russia, as HRVP Josep Borrell said in a letter sent to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in mid-February, it has also stated that it will be standing firmly and decisively with Ukraine in front of any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and sovereignty.
See other examples of similar disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that the West needs Ukraine for NATO bases as Kyiv prepares for a mythical Russian invasion, that Ukrainian officials are obsessed by imaginary invasions and inexistent Russian imperial ambitions, that the escalation in Donbas is part of a US destabilisation pattern in post-Soviet states, or that Russia sent troops to the Ukrainian border because there was danger for the Russian population in Donbas.