Disinfo: EU army can be sent to suppress new ‘Brexits’


EU army may be sent to suppress new Brexits. Units of the unified army of the European Union can be used against those regions whose residents want to separate from the EU, just as the British are going to do.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the possible European army.

There is no EU army and defence remains exclusively a matter for member states. Read more about the EU army myth here.

The European Union is founded on the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. In the case of Brexit, EU is holding negotiations with the UK. Read more about latest developments here.


  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK
  • Keywords: European army, European Parliament, EU, Brexit


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Europe creates obstacles for full cooperation with Russia

Russia is not allowed into Europe. Europe creates obstacles for full cooperation with Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative trying to obfuscate the legitimate reactions to Russia's aggressive actions with claims of Russophobia.

At the end of the Cold War, Russia became a member of several European and international organisations. Since 1997, the EU's political and economic relations with Russia have been based on a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA). Russia was the EU's fourth largest trading partner and the EU was Russia's biggest trading partner.

Lithuania was a direct beneficiary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Before the European Parliament starts equalising Stalinism and Nazism, it would have been a good idea to get things sorted out with the Nazism as such. Why is the resolution only condemning German Nazism? Why isn’t it compared with, for instance, Nazism in the Baltic states: Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian.

The resolution was initiated by representatives of Lithuania, which brings the manipulation of facts to an entirely new level. Remember: as a result of the division of Poland, Lithuania got a sizable piece of its territory – the Vilnius area. If the non-aggression pact between USSR and Germany, also known as the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact, as was a criminal act; Lithuania was a direct beneficiary of this crime, performed 80 years ago.



This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it tries to promote the idea that there was no Soviet occupation of the Baltic states and that the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not cause the division of East and Central Europe between the USSR and Nazi Germany, causing WWII.

See similar cases on the Baltic states and the Soviet occupation here and here.

The FSB revealed the US involvement in the transportation of ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) revealed that they have data of the involvement of US intelligence services in the transportation of ISIS terrorists to the northern regions of Afghanistan.


No evidence is provided to support the claim. Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US supporting ISIS. 

You can see other examples of this narrative here, here, here and here.