Disinfo: By implementing anti-Russian sanctions, the West has begun a fight…

Summary

By implementing anti-Russian sanctions, the West has begun a fight against all the Slavic world.

Disproof

No evidence given for these claims. The 28 EU Member States imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation unanimously and transparently because of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country. The sanctions are not punitive, but designed to bring about a change in policy. bit.ly/19wwzP3, , bit.ly/2uif0Nm,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 74
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Anti-Russian, Slavic, The West, Sanctions

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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The American fighter plane that intercepted the Russian flight last week violated all norms and agreements and behaved like an air pirate.

Disproof

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Disproof

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