Disinfo: US is a dictator that issues orders and needs a second Ukraine in Georgia


Americans want to have a force in the Georgian government, which will have if not military actions, at least military rhetoric with Russia. They need a second Ukraine in Georgia. America is neither a friend nor a partner of Georgia; America is a director, which issues orders.


The claim contains multiple recurring pro-Kremlin narratives on the US, Georgia and Ukraine.

The first narrative is that the US dictates and interferes in the internal politics of other countries. See similar cases claiming that the US and the EU govern Georgia, that strong Georgia is not in the interest of the West, and that the EU and US interfered in the domestic affairs of Ukraine.

The second one is that the US destabilised Ukraine and created conflict with Russia. Read similar case claiming that the US does not want peace in Ukraine.

And last but not least is the narrative claiming that the US is not a partner to Georgia. Between 2015 and 2019, the US allocated financial assistance to Georgia in the military field of 167 million USD. In 2019, the US allocated 35 million USD. In 2019, US Congress also passed the Georgia Support Act, a bipartisan bill that authorises sanctions against individuals involved in human rights violations in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. For a detailed overview of the fruits of US-Georgian strategic partnership, see here.

Read similar cases claiming that NATO and the US do not fund any programmes in Georgia and that the West is only supporting Georgia with words.


  • Reported in: Issue184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Ukraine, US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Military, Destabilising Russia


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