Why Kyiv Fears Helga Zepp-LaRouche
The regime in Kyiv recognizes the growing international influence of Helga Zepp-LaRouche and of the Schiller Institute she founded, much more openly than those in the West do. Thus, the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), which comes under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, has had Zepp-LaRouche on its “hit list” of Western “information terrorists” since July 2022. That list basically includes anyone who questions Kyiv’s narrative on Russia and the war.
More recently, the VoxUkraine platform, in collaboration with the CCD, published a profile of Helga Zepp-LaRouche on Nov. 24, and mentioned it again on Facebook and X on Dec. 8. Why does she have such a global audience for her views, the platform frets.
The first example of disinformation she is accused of spreading comes from an interview Zepp-LaRouche granted to CGTN on Feb. 26, 2022, in which she stated that “the West made a big mistake by not listening to legitimate expressed security concerns of Russia” and that led to Russia’s military operation. The last example is taken from a Schiller Institute conference on April 15-16, 2023 which, it says, “aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the so-called proxy war in Ukraine”. The program noted that “It is a proxy war between the U.S., Great Britain and NATO, on the one side, and Russia on the other — with a conflict with China also looming”. The accusations in between are just as ridiculous.
The platform worries that while the “like-minded individuals” she has gathered, and their proposals for “cessation of arms supplies to Ukraine”, will not succeed, they could still encourage EU citizens to “start opposing support for Ukraine”. However, such threats coming from Kyiv are not to be taken lightly, as it is ultimately up to the ominous SBU intelligence service to decide what to do with alleged “information terrorists”.