Disinfo: Western curators want Kyiv to start a war in Donbas and involve Moscow in conflict


Kyiv has only one option to abandon the Minsk agreements - to unleash a war in Donbas, dragging Moscow into the conflict. This is needed not so much by the Ukrainian authorities as by their Western curators.

The Bayraktar drones, purchased by Ukraine from Turkey, are like the very gun hanging on the wall in the first act of the play, which must be fired at the end. The fact that right now Ukraine has used a Turkish-made drone may indicate that the Donbas tragedy is really coming to a head.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Minsk Agreements, accusing Kyiv of escalating the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and challenging Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. Both the EU and the US respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

On 26 October, Ukrainian Armed Forces used a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drone to destroy a howitzer used by pro-Russian separatists in Donbas. The drone was used in response to the artillery shelling from the occupied territories in which 3 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and 1 killed.

However, this does not mean that Ukraine is 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 Zelenskyy said that the Minsk agreements are the only option to end the war in Donbas.

See similar cases claiming that Ukraine is preparing a military attack on Donbas, that Ukraine tries to drag Russia into hostilities in Donbas, that Ukraine is the first one to refuse from establishing peace in Donbas.


  • Reported in: Issue 267
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/10/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Donbas, West, Puppets, Minsk agreements, US presence in Europe, Sovereignty
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