What happened in Nagorno-Karabakh and the strategy of President Vladimir Putin paralysed Ukrainian leadership. Their plans in the Donbas and Crimea are now unfeasible. Ukraine was discussing military cooperation with Turkey, but the peace deal shocked both leaderships. If Ukraine, following Azerbaijan’s example, tried to take back the Donbas with force now, it would give Russia a free hand to act.
In many EU countries, after [quarantine] restrictions were introduced, so was the censorship. Independent media outlets were fined or closed if the published information that did not correspond with the official positions of the authorities.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
No EU member state allows censorship. EU member states and institutions actively works against malign disinformation and counters claims on the pandemic that might harm the public.
See related earlier disinformation claims alleging that the European Commission implements the plan imposed by world oligarchs who cash in on the coronavirus pandemic; that the Western elites are implementing plan X through the pandemic; that the coronavirus is exaggerated to turn countries into fascist hygiene dictatorships.