Disinfo: EU support for Russian civil society is a provocation

Summary

EU support for Russian civil society, with a special emphasis on the youth, is a provocation aimed to create a whole layer of young people dissatisfied with the Russian government. They will then unite and form a force. It is very dangerous if young people are targeted. It is a bomb that will explode in about 10 years’ time.

Disproof

No evidence given for any "provocation".

Despite of the recurring disinformation about "Russophobic" Europe, the EU is promoting people-to-people contacts with Russia. On 14 March 2016, the foreign ministers of the 28 EU Member States agreed on the five guiding principles of the EU's policy towards Russia. Fifth principle is increasing support for Russian civil society and promoting people-to-people
contacts, given that sanctions target the regime rather than Russian people. www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2016/589857/EPRS_BRI(2016)589857_EN.pdf,

In the Foreign Affairs Council 16 April 2018, all the EU Foreign Ministers saw as a key issue to increase EU:s support for Russian citizens, civil society, human rights defenders, people to people contacts, especially with a focus on the youth of the Russian Federation.

In practise this means for example the Erasmus+ programme. Russian students and researchers are among the first - if not the first - of third countries benefiting from the Erasmus+ programme. It is something the EU wants to increase to make sure that links between the people are not only maintained but also increased. eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/42996/remarks-hrvp-mogherini-press-conference-following-foreign-affairs-council_en,

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: EU, European Union, Provocation, Destabilising Russia
  • Outlet: Eurozona @ state-owned Vesti FM radio, 26:03, 32:10
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Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the White Helmets, Sergei Skripal poisoning, and chemical attack in Douma, Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77488&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=,

On Saturday, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU.

The White Helmets have faked images of chemical attack in Douma, just like in Khan Sheikhoun a year ago

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Disproof

No evidence given. Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria and the White Helmets.  https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=,

Background:

London behind staged chemical attack in Syria

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman presents evidence of the latest suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Douma being a provocation. The  UK was directly involved in organising the provocation and White Helmets rescue volunteers acted on instructions and under strong pressure specifically from London in this provocation.

Disproof

No evidence given. Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria.  https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=

The disinforming report recycles a footage shown earlier in different reports by the same TV Channel.  As shown by Bellingcat, the images shown as "a proof of White Helmets faking pictures" are actually taken by Vesti itself from the Facebook page of the film Revolution Man.euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-white-helmets-may-kill-children-for-a-realistic-picture/ ,