Disinfo: West nurtures Russophobia, should understand its harmfulness


Russia is surprised by the fact that Western leaders are nurturing Russophobia. They should understand the harmfulness of their actions. A pretext can always be found because the West aims at deterring Russia rather than solving a concrete problem.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media accusing the West of a biased attitude toward Russia.

In reality, the West has always been calling for solving all problems with Russia in a peaceful and diplomatic manner. Western nations do not pose a threat to Moscow. It is Russia that has continually been trying to achieve its goals by military means, which is a violation of international law. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which started on February 24 2022 made Western nations take a tougher stand on Russia and impose more sanctions on Moscow and certain Russian individuals.

The EU condemned in the strongest possible terms Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine and imposed the toughest restrictive measures on Russia. Read more about the EU response and support for Ukraine.

See also the Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War and The Chilling Background to the Kremlin's "No War" trope.