Disinfo: Zelenskyy is part of a Clinton-led global campaign against Donald Trump


Zelenskyy has begun distancing himself from Donald Trump, although all previous Ukrainian presidents demonstrated the highest possible loyalty to the US. It is clear that Zelenskyy has joined the worldwide resistance against Donald Trump organised by the mighty Clinton clan. Zelenskyy’s resistance to Trump’s attempts to normalise relations with Russia should be seen in this light. For the Clinton clan, Russia is a key enemy of the ideal world where preschool children are waving LGBT flags.



This message is a variation of a popular pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's 'American curators,' this time alleging that Ukraine's president is controlled by the 'Clinton clan.' Furthermore, this case is consistent with another common pro-Kremlin narrative presenting Russia's values as superior to the West's.

There is no evidence whatsoever that Volodymyr Zelenskyy is following orders from the Clintons and is 'distancing' himself from US president Donald Trump - this is a conspiracy theory. On 1 June 2019, Zelenskyy thanked Trump for inviting him to pay an official visit to Washington and referred to a draft US law on strengthening support for Ukraine as an important signal of a strong strategic partnership between the two countries.

See an earlier case alleging that the US introduced anti-Russia sanctions in exchange for anti-Trump kompromat from the Poroshenko team and other cases presenting Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a politician controlled by the US.


  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Volodymyr Zelensky, Western values, Anti-Russian, Russian superiority, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Conspiracy theory, LGBT


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Washington is behind Denmark’s attempts to obstruct the construction of Nord Stream 2

Denmark can delay the construction of Nord Stream 2 under various false pretexts, including environmental ones. The country has already turned down two proposals for the pipeline’s route even though they did not pose problems. By itself Denmark would dare to undertake such an adventure against Russia and Germany. Washington’s shadow stands behind Denmark’s back.

For the US, this is a win-win development. First, in case construction of Nord Stream 2 is delayed, Russia would have to prolong a transit agreement with Ukraine’s Naftogaz company. Second, if Russian gas is not delivered to the EU through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, then the EU would have to buy American liquefied gas.



This message is a conspiracy with no proof of US influence over Denmark on the issue of the Nord Stream II pipeline construction. It is consistent with the lost sovereignty narrative frequently promoted by pro-Kremlin disinformation sources and follows other disinformation cases on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Denmark is a sovereign state and determines it's own security, foreign and environmental protection policies. The Danish Energy Agency has recently  requested to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the new possible route for the pipeline before giving a green light to build the last segment of the Nord Stream II. In 2017 Denmark has also adopted a law that allows it to block the construction of the pipeline passing through its territorial waters on the grounds of national security. The law has not been invoked.

The Eastern Partnership led to a great and bloody war in Europe

The Eastern Partnership has led to a great and bloody war in Europe.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine.

In fact, it was Russia that instigated the military conflict in Ukraine, not the European Union or the Eastern Partnership (EaP). The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that "the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation". This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February 2014 when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian government.  The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation."  Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Russia's military presence in Ukraine in 2015.

The Eastern Partnership ended in 2015

As much as one may continue to talk about the Eastern Partnership programme, it has been at an end since 2015.

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) programme did not end in 2015. It is still very much active and continues to serve its policy mandate to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States, and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Read more about the Eastern Partnership and its priorities here.