Disinfo: The West needs a war in Russia’s borders and exploits Ukraine’s anti-Russian activities


Antagonism towards Moscow has become Ukraine’s national idea, so the US and its accomplices benefit from Kyiv’s anti-Russian activities. But unless Ukraine solves the Donbas conflict, it is very difficult for it to join NATO since it is convenient for the West to have a war near Russia’s borders, because this way there are tension areas near the vicinity of the territory of the Eurasian country. For Washington and Brussels, it is especially convenient to have the Ukrainian military defending Western interests. Lives of Ukrainian soldiers cost nothing to Western warmongers, they are only cannon fodder to them.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukraine, about the West as the promoter of the conflict in Donbas in order to encircle Russia, and about Russia as the victim of Western activities. These narratives serve to deflect any Russian responsibility in the Donbas conflict, which was actually engineered and fuelled by Russia. See here for our previous debunk on Ukraine’s alleged Russophobic stance.

See other examples of these disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that by provoking Russia, Ukraine fills the role assigned by NATO; that the US is using Ukraine as a weapon against Russia; that a fascist coup d’état took place in Ukraine in 2014 that led to the Crimean referendum and civil war in Donbas; that OSCE is a criminal organisation that plays in favour of war in Donbas; that Ukraine is violating the Minsk agreements while the West ignores it; and that neo-Nazi fascists act now with impunity in Ukraine.

This disinformation message appeared in the same article as the claims that “If NATO joins Ukraine, it will be forced to send soldiers to the alliance’s missions abroad”, that “Russia sent troops to the Ukrainian border because there was danger for the Russian population in Donbas”, and that “Kyiv’s desire to join NATO jeopardise the existence of Ukraine as an independent state due to its submission to the West”.


  • Reported in: Issue 249
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, EU, US
  • Keywords: Donbas, War in Ukraine, Russophobia, Anti-Russian
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Disinfo: The West is letting the Syrian people starve because of sanctions

The West could not destroy Syria with war - now it is letting the people starve with sanctions.

Sadistic because, while the sanctions provided by this law ostensibly target the Syrian government and its allies to punish alleged "war crimes" against civilians and deter further ones - in reality, they inflict endless suffering on those same Syrian civilians.

Sanctions are among the deadliest of all weapons that can be used in hybrid warfare against the people of an attacked country. At the same time that sanctions are in place, the West is stealing the oil, burning the food, or creating it outside of Syria to sell-all to rob the Syrian people of their own resources, of the wealth of their own country.

And may such Western representatives, completely devoid of any moral integrity, continue to bombard Syria and Russia with one accusation after another: It is abundantly clear that the suffering of Syrians is a product of the illegal war against Syria and the murderous, criminal sanctions against the Syrian people.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Syrian war and the belligerent intentions of the West towards Syria.

Within the context of the Syrian conflict, EU sanctions, imposed since 9 May 2011, respond to the repression perpetrated on the Syrian people by the Syrian Assad regime and its supporters, including through the use of live ammunition against peaceful protesters and the regime’s involvement in the proliferation and use of chemical weapons.

Disinfo: Ukrainian regime is a terrorist organisation

The regime in Kyiv did not start yesterday its crimes, which cannot be interpreted otherwise than acts of terror. From the beginning of its existence, the militants of the "Maidan", the main component of the coup d'etat, have committed terrorist acts. For seven years, the post-Maidan authorities have acted and are acting as a terrorist organisation.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is a state supporting terrorism and that the Ukrainian government assumed power after the coup d'etat.

Ukraine is not a terrorist state, it does not support terrorism in any form. The Ukrainian government does not support or finance terrorist groups. The Ukrainian government is recognised by other governments across the world.

Disinfo: Russian-speakers are still openly discriminated against, especially in the Baltic states

Russian-speaking people are still openly discriminated against in some countries. Discrimination is aimed at the Russian language and education in the Russian language. The Russian-speaking people are forced to sever the link with the historical homeland.

The scandals linked to the discrimination against the Russian language permanently happen in the Baltic states and, especially, in Latvia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the Baltic countries, accusing them of violation of human rights of the Russian-speaking minority.

The Baltic states are democratic countries, which respect human rights and do not discriminate or oppress any persons because of their citizenship and political opinions. In the ranking Freedom in the World (by Freedom House) Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia marked as “free” countries. Read more about the real situation with human rights in LithuaniaLatvia and Estonia.