Disinfo: Zelensky's US mentors will replace him with Klitschko


Volodymyr Zelensky has to be replaced and this was decided by Zelensky's mentors in the US. Blinken's recent visit to Kyiv is a proof of this. And that is where the mayor of Kyiv comes into the picture.


This disinformation claim above is part of a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the statehood of Ukraine. The narrative is aimed at undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and portraying the country as controlled by the West.

Ukraine is a democracy, where Ukrainian citizens elect their president in competitive elections every 5 years. President Volodymyr Zelensky was elected in 2019, in a presidential election that was competitive and held with respect for fundamental freedoms, according to the OSCE.

In February 2021, the Biden administration expressed support for both Ukraine's democratically chosen political path and the country's territorial integrity through a peaceful settlement of the Eastern Ukrainian conflict.

Furthermore, there is no evidence to suggest that the US is working on "replacing" the Ukrainian President.

For more disinformation cases from pro-Kremlin media involving the US and Ukraine, click here. See a specific case here, in which the US is accused of attempting to replace Zelensky with Petro Poroshenko.


  • Reported in: Issue 249
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky
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Disinfo: The West ignores Russian interests, slaps unfair sanctions

The West ignores Russia’s strategic interests. It wants to contain Russia. Sanctions are a tool of unfair competition. The West supports young, active and ambitious politicians in Russia so that the opposition come to power and destroy the military and industrial potential Vladimir Putin has amassed. The West interferes in Russia's internal affairs by financing a great number of non-profit organisations.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West and sanctions against Russia.

The EU introduced a series of restrictive measures against Russia starting in 2014 as a response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Sanctions were also imposed on Russian individuals over serious human rights violations, and the use of chemical weapons in the assassination attempt of Alexei Navalny.

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The globalist-minded American elite will use the Ukrainian factor until the very end in order to put pressure on and contain Russia. That is, they will try to blackmail and tease Russia with Ukraine's entry into NATO and the change in the geopolitical affiliation of historical Russian territories.

Understanding the impossibility of real Atlantisation of Ukraine does not deprive Washington of excitement, but only makes the American game riskier. The fact that at some point this may lead to the elimination of Ukrainian statehood as such does not worry the Americans too much.


This is a long-standing disinformation narrative that portrays Ukraine as a state under the control of the US and thus the entire West. The claim also contains messages about the US presence in Europe and Ukraine's potential NATO membership, challenging Ukraine's sovereignty.

Ukraine is a sovereign state, free to decide which international organisations and military alliances to join. Its relationship with NATO dates back to 1991. Ukraine is one of the strategic partners of NATO.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU and Sputnik V vaccine.

Sputnik V as any other vaccine has to undergo review process and receive a marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).