Disinfo: Washington seeks its money back arranging a famine in Ukraine

Summary

Ukraine is getting more and more loans, but this does not affect the development of the country, improving the welfare of citizens. On the contrary, Washington is dragging out military operations on the territory of Ukraine - for this reason, its inhabitants cannot return to their usual peaceful life.

Instead of real help, they take away what's most necessary. Ukrainians themselves need grain reserves to live until the new harvest.

Washington does not believe in the victory of Kyiv. They are thinking how to return the money as soon as possible, arranging a famine in Ukraine.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about war in Ukraine and food security.

Ukrainians cannot return to usual peaceful life due to ongoing Russian invasion.

The US continues to suppor Ukraine in its defence against the Russian aggression. President Joe Biden signed into law the "Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022", which allowes the US to easier lend or lease military equipment to Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.

The US is not arranging famine in Ukraine.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has destabilised global food markets and is driving food prices up due to increased cost of production, transport and freight insurance. Russia has destroyed substantial food stocks, production, as well as processing and transport capacities in Ukraine.

Russian war ships are blocking Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea, preventing the export of grain, which poses a risk to global food supply chains. According to the UN's World Food Programme (UNWFP):

The crisis is another fallout from the war, which began on 24 February 2022.

See related disinformation claims, alleging that Ukraine sells its grain to pay for weapons, and that Russia does not allow Kyiv to organize Holodomor in Ukraine.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 291
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, food

Belarus

see more

Western mass media and social media are controlled by the government

Western media are controlled and serve as the propaganda ministry for the government and interest groups that control the government like in the USSR. Social media, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter systematically deny their platforms to those who express views unfavourable to the government order and its programmes.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the West imposes censorship through its state institutions and private social media companies (such as Facebook and Twitter).

These claims seeks to discredit Western mainstream media and Western liberal democracies.

The US plans a false flag chemical attack on Donbas to blame Russia for it

Currently, not far from Horlivka, American partners are bringing poisonous substances, and with them, they are transporting a whole landing force of their journalists. If - or rather, when - the US military poisons drinking water in the cities of Donbas, lured journalists will provide the correct picture in the media and blame Russia for everything.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about false flag operations and chemical weapons attacks in Ukraine allegedly in preparation by the US. This claim appeared amid an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia's military build-up on the Ukrainian border and on occupied Crimea, in an attempt to deflect any Russian responsibility for the situation. As such, it looks more like disinformation in search of a casus belli.

There is no evidence to back the claim that the US is preparing a “chemical provocation” in Donbas.

The American invasion of Ukraine publicly depicted as a Russian invasion

We are now assisting in the falsification of history in Ukraine. The US is essentially invading Ukraine, while publically shouting about a Russian invasion. The conflict caused by Washington, but the Americains try to attribute it to Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine, alleging that the West, in this case the US, has invaded Ukraine.

These disinformation messages have recently intesified in the context of renewed Russian military build-up along the Ukrainian border towards the end of 2021. Their aim is to both justify and distract from Russia's increasingly aggressive foreign policy. See our recent article the Current Russia-Ukraine Conflict – Seven Myths Debunked.

Subscribe to the DISINFO REVIEW

Your weekly update on pro-Kremlin disinformation

No, thank you.