Disinfo: Western partners (or patrons) provoke Ukraine into a military conflict with Russia


The very logic of the armed confrontation in Donbas, which has escalated in recent days, prompts experts and analysts to compare it with the Karabakh problem. But not everything is so simple. On the one hand, it is clear that such an approach is beneficial to Kyiv officials, which Western partners (or patrons) provoke into a direct military conflict with Russia. You can't argue here - Washington's influence on official Kyiv is too big.


Recurring Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Ukraine as a puppet state, Western Russophobia and plans to encircle Russia. It also tries to deflect attention away from Russia's involvement in the Donbas war by speaking about the alleged involvement of the US in it and a possible military escalation on its order. In fact, the systematic issuing of Russian passports to citizens in Donetsk and Luhansk is now also used as a pretext to claim the right to influence and perhaps intervene militarily. Russia is also reported to be using the occupied territories as a testing ground for new weapons. Despite all this Russia officially denies its military presence in Donbas and accuses the West of encouraging Ukraine to start a military conflict with Russia.

Ukraine is a sovereign country not ruled on the orders of the belligerent West or the US. Ukraine's territorial integrity is respected by most of the world but was violated by Russia in 2014.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces do not receive orders from any foreign country and their activities in Donbas only depend on the current situation in the war zone.

Furthermore, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated multiple times that the achievement of a full, comprehensive, and long-lasting ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine is one of the key priorities of the Ukrainian government.

Read more disinformation cases about alleged American involvement in the Donbas war and about Ukraine allegedly being governed from abroad.


  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian, Armenian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US, Russia
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, War preparation, Warmongering, West, Puppets
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The claim that Biden has no real weight in its own administration and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons is a conspiracy theory not based in any evidence.

Disinfo: Ukrainian drone strike kills child in Donbas

A Ukrainian drone strike has killed a five-year-old boy in the settlement of Aleksandrovskiy in the Donbas.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the Donbas conflict.

The claim is unverified. The village of Oleksandrivske (Aleksandrovskoye in Russian media) is located 15 kilometers away from the front line. The Russian Investigative Committee announced a probe into the death of a child there reported by pro-Kremlin media. The OSCE's special monitoring mission to Ukraine did not report about any drone strike in this area.