Disinformation about the EU and Kyrgyzstan.
The disinformation claim appeared after a video was released on the internet of a meeting between an EU diplomat and a leader of an opposition Chon Kazat party in Kyrgyzstan. The grainy video was taped in secret without the audio, subtitles were later added to it. There is no evidence to support any claims made in the video.
The Kyrgyz politician stressed to the local media, that the video was fake. In fact, two doctored videos are circulating on the internet - one allegedly showing the meeting of the politician and the EU diplomat, another - the meeting of the politician and a Russian political scientist.
EU bilateral development cooperation with Kyrgyzstan amounts to €174 million for the period 2014-2020. The cooperation supports the national priorities set by the Kyrgyz Government and focuses mainly on the rule of law, education, rural development and investments.
The EU has never financed protests in any country. The claim that external actors, including the EU and the US are stirring up protests in Russia's neighborhood is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative.