Russia is intentionally spreading outright falsehoods
Russia is intentionally spreading outright falsehoods in an attempt to create a pretext for military action. The Russian government claims that the United States has planned chemical weapons attacks in the Donbas, which is a lie. The United States does not use chemical weapons and is a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, as is Russia. However, the Russian government has twice used chemical weapons in recent years to attack and attempt to assassinate opponents, including on foreign soil.