DISINFO: US, Turkey and a number of NATO member states are preparing the Ukrainian-Nazis for the war in Donbas
  • Outlet: livenews.am (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 25, 2021
  • Article language(s): Armenian
  • Reported in: Issue 237
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Turkey, US
Donbas War in Ukraine Nazi/Fascist Military

DISINFO: US, Turkey and a number of NATO member states are preparing the Ukrainian-Nazis for the war in Donbas


In Donbas (Novorossia) the United States, Turkey and a number of NATO member states are preparing the Ukrainian-Nazis to go to war again.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media outlets claiming that the West is interested in all-out war between Ukraine and Russia. In reality it is Russia who is inciting the Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas to violate the truce. By doing so, Russia try to impresses an endless conflict on Ukraine which drags resources and attention. Short tactic gains may also play in like trying to snatch as many concessions from Ukraine as possible ahead of the forthcoming online meeting of the Normandy format.

The attribution of Nazi-/nazism to present-day Ukraine is one of the well-known favorite deceptive slogans for many pro-Kremlin outlets.

Ukraine is not preparing military provocations in Donbas. Kyiv has repeatedly stated that it is not interested in escalation and that it prefers a peaceful solution. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Minsk agreements are the only option to end the war in Donbas. At the same time, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe registers almost daily violations of the truce in Donbas.

While Moscow denies the fact that it provides the separatists with military equipment, Kyiv openly receives assistance from its partners. A $125 million military package of US aid for Ukraine was announced on 1 March 2021. Ukraine receives this assistance legally and in accordance with trade agreements.

See similar disinformation cases alleging that Ukraine must continue war in Donbas, otherwise it won't receive financial support from the West; Ukraine no longer hides preparations for war against Russia and Donbas, US provoking Ukraine into war with Russia, that Kyiv’s readiness to launch offensive in Donbas with Biden’s approval, and that Washington orders Zelenskyy to raze Donbas to ground.


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