Disinfo: US State Department is Gauleiter’s structure over Ukraine


The formation of the new Ukrainian cabinet was approved by US President adviser, John Bolton. Hence, it will not be allowed to develop closer relations with Russia. Ukraine’s external governance remains in place. A whole floor at Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) building is occupied by Americans. The US State Department and US Embassy in Ukraine represent a system of “Gauleiters”; a super-structure, controlling the Ukrainian state. US gave instructions to former President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine has not got rid of this.
However, the US does not need the project of “Ukraine as an Anti-Russia” anymore. The project is being decommissioned. Still it is premature to believe that Ukraine will soon get rid of external control. Ukraine’s economic crisis was imported from the US. External actors extract Ukrainian human and financial resources to mitigate their own economic crises. How is it that Ukrainians believed that Russia was responsible for economic difficulties in 2014? Soviet people of slavonic origins, born in Little Russia.


This message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propagandistic claims about Ukraine under external control, Western attempts to create anti-Russian feelings out of Ukraine, and Western-Nazi links.

The claims that the United States controlled the formation of a new Ukrainian government is groundless. The US and the European Union continue to support Ukraine, its territorial integrity, and sovereignty against Russian aggression. The term 'Little Russia' is derogatory and derives from imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians and undermining Ukraine's sovereignty.

The allegations about American security officers occupying a whole floor at the Security Service of Ukraine started with the claim made by Oleg Tsarev, a former Ukrainian parliamentarian who escaped to Russia in 2014 and called for the creation of the so-called ‘Federal Republic of Novorossiya’. Tsarev's claim of April 2014 circulated widely in pro-Kremlin media even though no proof of it was ever presented. In May 2014, Tsarev was sanctioned by the European Union for activities threatening Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

See earlier disinformation claims alleging that Ukraine is under the external control of the US, the West keeps following Joseph Goebbels's tips to destroy history and that Ukraine will either be part of Russian civilisation, or a decaying anti-Russia emanating terrorist threats.


  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: West, Anti-Russian, Economic difficulties, War in Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Conspiracy theory, Ukrainian statehood, Nazi/Fascist


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The content of the agreement was very simple – the two sides agreed to not attack each other for the next 10 years. Secret protocol regulated the distribution of spheres of influence in Poland. The USSR was given only the territory that was previously occupied by Poland after the First World War. These are western Ukraine and western Belarus.



A recurring disinformation narrative revising the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to portray Russia's role in World War II as non-aggressive.

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was signed on August 23, 1939. Its secret protocols divided Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact directly caused the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in complete occupation of the country by Germany and the USSR. A secret protocol was appended to the public pact of nonaggression which divided the whole of eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence. Poland, east of the line formed by the Narew, Vistula, and San rivers would fall under the Soviet sphere of influence. The protocol also assigned Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland to the Soviet sphere of influence.

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Around 80 global warming scenarios were elaborated by various institutions under the UN aegis, but all of them turned out to be nonsense. To cover it, alarmists  began using the wording ‘climate change’ instead of ‘global warming.’

The anthropogenic factor of climate change is not true. The Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines in the course of a few days erupted as many carbon dioxides as the whole humanity over the whole period of its existence. Similarly, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland nullified all humanity’s efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions over the last five years.

Traditionally, though, the West believes that as a result of global warming, only Russia will benefit. A research paper published by Environmental Research Letters concludes that by 2080 the Siberian climate will become much more beneficial for humans than it is today.


This is a mix of conspiracies and fakes concerning climate change, wrapped into the "anti-Russia" narrative claiming that the West believes that only Russia will benefit it. Oddly enough, at the same time, the publication suggests that climate change is actually a lie.

There is a strong consensus among publishing climate scientists (around 97%) that humans are responsible for climate change. The greater the climate expertise among surveyed scientists, the higher the consensus on human-caused global warming. One of the misunderstandings about the global warming presented in the publication is that it mixes up climate, which refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, with the weather, which describes what’s happening on a much shorter time scale. Look for debunks of 'unreliable climate change models' and other climate change myths here.

Volodymyr Tsemakh was released because he ceased to be of interest to international investigators and Ukraine

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New narrative in the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the downing of Flight MH17. 

In fact, the Netherlands Prosecutor's Office, as well as the Joint Investigative Group, stated that they would like to talk with Volodymyr Tsemakh as part of the investigation of the MH17 case. Also, there are no statements from the Ukrainian prosecutor's office that Volodymyr Tsemakh has ceased to be of interest to the investigation.