Disinfo: COVID-19 revealed how divided Europe is and how giving Russia is


The conflict is quite clear, Europeans are trying to weaken Russia because of its capabilities.

The coronavirus has proven, how Europeans fought and wrestled over protective materials, and how Russia intervened to help Italy.

Russia is currently providing the vaccine to most countries around the world without any profits, in contrast to what Europe and the United States are doing by using their vaccines as a pressure card against third world countries.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the EU left Italy and other countries alone to fight coronavirus and that Russia was the first to help. This narrative aims to undermine European and transatlantic solidarity in face of the crisis and is in line with the Kremlin's long-standing goal of weakening the EU and the transatlantic alliance.

While Russia has indeed sent a military team to Italy, there are numerous examples of solidarity in the Western world, including among the EU and the individual Member States.

To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak, applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and has proposed setting up a EUR 37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to provide liquidity to small businesses and the health care sector.

To support scientific research into COVID-19, the European Commission earmarked 47,5 million EUR for shortlisted research projects that can improve epidemiology and public health, including preparedness and response to outbreaks. The EU has also created the first-ever stockpile of medical equipment. Read more about the EU's response here and here.

Regarding the Russian vaccine, it is clearly being used as a geopolitical influence tool since Sputnik V was announced by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, before even finishing the required medical trials, and after just two months of small-scale human testing, in a step that was regarded as an expression of Putin’s hankering for Soviet-era international clout. And there are already clear indications that it has at all times perceived the development of a coronavirus vaccine mainly in terms of geopolitical and economic gain.

And while the claim that Western countries are using “their vaccine” for their own interest is not founded on actual facts, it is noteworthy to know that Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the first vaccine approved by the WHO, is being already channelled towards third world countries through the COVAX global effort to beat this pandemic.

Read similar cases in our database claiming that the EU is dead because it abandoned Italy, and only Russia gave a helping hand or that Ebola vaccine was developed in Russia; or that AstraZeneca vaccine was born thanks to Russia; or that the EU did not give any attention and support to Italy, where people were dying without any help; or that EU will fall apart in 20-30 years; or that coronavirus in Italy stripped-down European unity.

This disinformation appeared in the same video as another message about Europe reducing sanctions on Russia once it becomes unrestrained and Americans and Europeans orchestrating protests around the world.


  • Reported in: Issue 231
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Italy, US, Russia
  • Keywords: Sputnik V, coronavirus, health, vaccination, Russian superiority, Vladimir Putin, Russophobia
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The medical technology to infect people with the Covid-19 virus was developed 5 years ago.

“Operation Covid-19” included stages that you could witness during the last two years. 1) artificial panic under the name of the pandemic; 2) restrictions and bans in all countries of the world under the auspices of citizens’ health care; 3) mass vaccination; 4) universal digital control over the movement and behaviour of people, including the ability to digitally identify each person. These very steps will allow modern financial corporations, as institutions, to reduce the capacity of states, to take full control of the world and become the infamous “world government.”

All the world’s leading special services took part in the Covid-19 operation. If the pandemic is slowly reducing the world’s population, then the global elites behind Operation Covid-19 could also go to nuclear war.


Conspiracy theory and recurrent disinformation narrative about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination, in line with common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a Shadow Government of Globalists ruling all the world and aiming to reduce world population through pandemics and vaccination and even go for nuclear war.

This is part of a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

Disinfo: Josep Borrell doesn't have a freedom to choose an independent political course

The highly respected EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has no freedom to independently choose a political course. It seems that after arriving in Brussels, he was explained how the meeting with the Russians was supposed to be, and what conclusions he had to draw at its end.

Perhaps, upon return to Brussels, the head of European diplomacy was explained what accents he had to do, but then this only confirms how and by whom the EU policy is actually formed.


An unfounded conspiracy theory. EU shapes its policy in full transparance, without external involvment. The High Representative for foreign affairs shapes the standing of the European Union on the global stage. This includes conducting the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, ensuring implementation of the decisions adopted by the European Council and the Council, chairing monthly meetings of foreign affairs ministers from all EU member states, and more.

HRVP Josep Borrel travelled to Moscow 4 - 6 February to test whether the Russian government was interested in addressing differences and reversing the negative trend in EU-Russia relations.

Disinfo: Anthony Fauci admits that the vaccine situation has turned into competition

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci positively evaluated Russian vaccine Sputnik V, after publication about its efficiency in “Lancet”.

The specialist admits that the vaccine situation has turned into a competition, in which everyone wants to win, including Russia or China.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about vaccines. aiming to promote the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

Anthony Fauci's words were misrepresented by the pro-Kremlin media. The full extract from the interview, where Fauci speaks about "vaccine race" and Sputnik V can be accessed here or seen below: