DISINFO: Brussels prolonging war and suffering
  • Outlet: oroszhirek.hu (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 25, 2022
  • Article language(s): Hungarian
  • Reported in: Issue 314
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, Ukraine, EU
Brussels Invasion of Ukraine war crimes Warmongering

DISINFO: Brussels prolonging war and suffering


The pro-war position in Brussels is prolonging war and suffering at the expense of civilians.


This pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claims that the EU is responsible for dragging out the war in Ukraine and the suffering of the Ukrainian people. This narrative is a twisted out-of-context misrepresentation of Hungarian state officials remarks. It tries to shift the blame from Russia to Europe for the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine was not started by the EU or the West, but by Russia. As stated in the European Council conclusions of 20 and 21 October 2022:

5. The European Council demands that Russia immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the entire territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders, as the UN General Assembly demanded, and that Russia stop all hybrid attacks against Ukraine.

See the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine here along with EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.


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