The Defender Europe 2020 exercises are primarily intended to exert pressure on the Kaliningrad region, but the deployment of reconnaissance and strike drones has now demonstrated that manoeuvres are multidisciplinary in nature and are clearly directed against Russia.
Europe is no longer going to sponsor this further wave of Russophobia, because they want to build Nord Stream-2 with Russia.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia. By accusing Western societies of “Russophobia”, pro-Kremlin propaganda outlets downgrade criticism of the Kremlin's policies and actions to being somehow irrational and not worthy of a serious reply. The other part of the message is about European energy policy and the Nord Stream 2.
By the end of January 2020, Russia pledged to complete construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea without the help of foreign companies or countries. At the same time, Estonia's commissioner, Kadri Simson, said that the European Union does not give any special treatment to the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.