DISINFO: All of Europe is saying that the sanctions are useless
  • Outlet: Rossia 24 (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 13, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • Countries / regions discussed: Ukraine, Russia
Volodymyr Zelensky Ukraine European Union Europe Sanctions War in Ukraine

DISINFO: All of Europe is saying that the sanctions are useless


Various Europeans are saying it; the Austrians, the Finns, the Germans: “the sanctions are bad, we need another approach. Let’s solve the problem with Donbas, but the sanctions are useless.” This is what all of Europe is saying.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western sanctions on Russia. On 27 June 2019, the Council of the European Union prolonged unanimously economic sanctions, targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2020.

Other examples of this narrative here and here.


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