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

Summary

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

Disproof

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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  • Reported in: Issue 237
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Armenian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Turkey, US
  • Keywords: Donbas, War in Ukraine, Nazi/Fascist, Military
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Disproof

This article is titled "Satanisation as modernisation". It repeats the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit liberalism by claiming that the latter has undermined traditional values such as patriotism, religion and the family, generating the West’s alleged widespread moral decadence, materialism, perverted and criminal values.

These recurring narratives blame the West for abandoning the ideals of Christianity, Family and Patriotism – the true European values, while claiming that Russia is a haven of order and decency and upholds these genuine European values.

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Disproof

This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media outlets claiming that Kyiv has only two vectors of development – either pro-European or pro-Russian.

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Polish politicians and society are not interested in normalising relations with Russia

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Disproof

This message, with a statement from the Russian Ambassador to Poland, is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about anti-Russian Poland, which deliberately worsens its relations with Russia because of its Russophobia or supporting American interests in the region.

The Polish authorities have stated that Poland is willing to improve its relations with Russia – on the condition that Russia starts observing the regulations of international law. In a statement of 21 December 2019, the Polish authorities reiterated their openness to continue the historical dialogue with Russia, for example, through restarting the work of the bilateral Group on Difficult Issues.