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The Eastern Partnership Programme is a destructive anti-Russian project

Summary of Disinformation

The Eastern Partnership Programme, which at the beginning was created to solve the issues of interaction of the post-Soviet countries with the EU, has turned into a destructive anti-Russian project.


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.

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Reported in: Issue 150
Date: 14.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia
Keywords: Ukraine, Diplomacy with Russia, Eastern Partnership, Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukraina.ru
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