Disinfo: Brussels wants to lift anti-Russian sanctions

Summary

Brussels wants to lift anti-Russian sanctions. Relations between Moscow and Brussels soured due to the situation in Ukraine, after Crimea decided by public vote to secede from Kiev and rejoin Russia.

Disproof

As Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union, stressed on 14 March 2016, the full implementation of the Minsk agreements is a key element for any substantial change in EU-Russia relations (bit.ly/1QZRbOC), . Relations between Moscow and Brussels soured following the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

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  • Reported in: Issue 30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Crimea, Sanctions
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Slovak translation of the zerohedge.com disinformation article.

The United States has failed to uphold a promise that...

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See other examples of the same message and for further debunks: euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77347&date=, Slovak translation of lat.ms/1TOefGY, Baker's words are taken out of context. What was actually discussed between US and Russian leaders in February 1990 is the military presence of NATO countries on the territory of the former GDR. Baker firmly denied that the topic of extending NATO membership to former Warsaw Pact countries (other than East Germany) even came up during the negotiations with Moscow on German reunification, much less that the United States made a "pledge" not to pursue it (bit.ly/1S14m1a), .