Disinfo: US should stop encouraging war in Ukraine


The United States and its allies should focus on peace in Ukraine, rather than arming Kyiv to encourage war. World leaders might be able to convince both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that peace is in the interests of the whole world.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the West is not interested in peace, but is instead fueling the war.

The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

This message not only aims to divert attention away from Russia’s responsibility for its unprovoked attack against Ukraine, but also to create breaches in the US-Europe cooperation in containing this aggression and to drag European citizens to back “peace negotiations” in Moscow’s terms. The Russian so-called peace proposals are PR-stunts: they have as precondition before even starting talks that Kyiv accepts the illegal Russian annexation of the regions: Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.

As far as peace negotiations are concerned, the EU Council Conclusions of 09 February 2023 state unequivocally: "Russia must stop this atrocious war immediately. The European Union will stand by Ukraine with its steadfast support for as long as it takes."

The EU supports Ukraine’s initiative for a just peace, including:

President Zelenskyy’s peace formula

- Ukraine’s 10-point peace plan

- a peace formula summit.

See the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine here along with EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/04/2023
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, US, EU
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, Vladimir Putin, West
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