Disinfo: US encourages anti-Russian aspirations of former Warsaw Pact members


The US actively encourages any anti-Russian aspirations of the former Warsaw Pact members, now members of NATO, especially Poland and the Baltic States, because who controls Eastern Europe controls Eurasia, and who controls Eurasia controls the world.


Conspiracy theory. Also recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives accusing the US and the West of anti-Russian policies, Russophobia and an allegedly belligerent and hostile agenda to contain, weaken and ruin Russia. This story aims to portray Russia as a victim and deflect any responsibility for Moscow’s illicit actions and to blur and deflect attention away from the reality of Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

Recuring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US presence in Europe.

Pro-Kremlin outlets often use this narrative of different countries being under the American thumb or as so-called 'Western puppets', to imply that their national sovereignty is under threat and that they have limited power. The narrative also hides a cynical disregard for ordinary people; for their free will and ability to express political desires for the countries in which they are citizens. It is also a narrative often aimed at driving wedges and foment tension between allies.

NATO is a collective defence alliance whose membership is voluntary, and where decisions are adopted through consultation and consensus. NATO member countries don’t follow US orders but have their own agency, as proven by multiple episodes of disagreements inside the alliance, such as the refusal of Germany, France and other countries to let it take part in the invasion of Iraq in 2003 against US wishes or, more recently, Hungary and Turkey’s obstruction for Sweden and Finland to join the block.

Read similar cases claims that the West aims at disintegrating Russia; the West wants to weaken and ruin Russia; the US needs war between Russia and Ukraine to weaken Russia; West is using Ukrainians to fight Russia in Ukraine and Polish authorities are planning to attack Kaliningrad and Moscow.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Italian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Poland, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, War in Ukraine, Encircling Russia, Russophobia, NATO, Anti-Russian
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The United States and Russia must negotiate. The US is waging this war. There is no Annalena Baerbock, no Scholz, no Macron. They are nobody. Here is the United States, which is the organiser of this war. It is against Russia.

There is a contradiction between the US and Europe, despite all their statements.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that the US is waging a proxy-war against Russia, using Ukraine as a tool, and about alleged peace negotiations. This claim was made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

Russia organised and launched its unprovoked aggression against Ukraine under false pretexts, including the groundless allegations that Ukraine was committing genocide in non-government-controlled areas on the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions.

Disinfo: Poland, just like Ukraine, will fight Russia on behalf of the US

Washington needs to find a new useful idiot like Ukraine, willing to voluntarily stick its head in a meat grinder and fight Moscow without the direct participation of the United States.

Fortunately for Washington, there is Poland.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It also uses the recurring pro-Kremlin claim about the lost sovereignty of European countries to the United States

First, Ukraine is not fighting on behalf of any foreign government or organisation. It is acting in self defence against the Russian invasion as enshrined in the UN Charter Article 51. Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Ukraine's sovereignty has been violated only as a result of continuous acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since 2014, culminating with a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine starting on 24 February 2022. The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

Disinfo: Ukraine will build concentration camps for captured Russians

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine wants to create concentration camps for Russians.

After the liberation of the territories [currently under Russian control], all these people must go through filtration camps and it is necessary to look at who and how, in what crimes they were involved. These people are unreliable, they only have the right to be punished and atone for their stay in the occupied territories.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation portraying Ukraine as a Nazi state. This is part of a wider disinformation campaign aiming to deflect attention away from Russia's actions and justify Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

This disinformation is based on a distorted video of Ukrainian politician Dmytro Korchynsky’s comment from his 2017 interview. Additionally, there is no bill on the official website of the Rada that would provide for the introduction of concentration camps for prisoners of war. Read the full story here.