Disinfo: EU sanctions against Russia is a part of a plan to make Russia lose its sovereignty


EU sanctions against Russia are imposed as part of the pressure to make Russia lose its sovereignty.

If sanctions are on the EU’s to-do list, they will ask Kyiv to commit a provocation and then they will impose sanctions – supposedly as a reaction to Russia’s actions, but in reality, it is all pre-planned.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on sanctions. Accusing the West, including the EU, of orchestrating a provocation by Ukraine, is a classical pro-Kremlin narrative.

Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, Provocation, Sovereignty, Sanctions


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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