Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing the West, and in this case the EU, of encircling Russia.
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a joint policy initiative which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Read more about the Eastern Partnership and its priorities here.
The Eastern Partnership initiative is not against any country; it is a mutually beneficial and constructive platform for countries in the region to build a closer relationship with the EU, if they so choose. The EU does not demand that any of its partners make a choice between the EU or any other countries. It stands for good neighbourly relations. The Eastern Partnership respects the individual aspirations and ambitions of each partner country.
Read more on the most repeated myths about the Eastern Partnership initiative here.