DISINFO: US transfered jihadist groups in Eastern Ukraine to prepare a provocation against Russia
Aggressive American posturing lately suggests that they have the temptation to provoke a military scenario. It is not at all obvious that they intervene directly. According to Russian military intelligence, there are many jihadist groups that have landed on the front line on the Ukrainian side and it is feared that there are provocations that are being implemented.
This claim contains a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about US provocation against Russia amid international concerns about Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, which led to fears of an eventual invasion. Additionally, it assimilates alleged NATO’s warmongering with jihadism.
There is no evidence to back the claim that the US is preparing provocations using jihadist groups in Donbas. Read more about the most prominent pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives surrounding the current Russia-Ukraine conflict in our recent analyses here and here.
See other examples of similar disinformation narratives claiming that: Ukraine mulling over armed provocations in Donbas, Chemical weapons “provocations” are being prepared by the Ukrainian Military, Chemical weapons “provocations” are prepared in Donbas, The West is preparing provocations in Ukraine.