Disinfo: Europe is occupied by the US and has limited sovereignty

Summary

Europe is occupied by the US and has only limited sovereignty. In the context of Venezuelan protests we see the same team playing for America. Germany, France, Poland, Estonia; they all wear same [football] shirt, just the numbers[on the shirt] are different.

Disproof

Europe is not occupied by the US. Sovereignty of the EU member states is not limited. This is a classical pro-Kremlin narrative, trying to undermine sovereignty of the West. The EU has condemned indiscriminate violence by the authorities in Venezuela and reiterated that the presidential elections last May in Venezuela were neither free, fair, nor credible and lacking democratic legitimacy. The EU called for the urgent holding of free, transparent and credible presidential elections in accordance with internationally democratic standards and the Venezuelan constitutional order. Read the full statement by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the situation in Venezuela.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Venezuela, US
  • Keywords: Occupation, European Union, Protest, Sovereignty
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"Yellow Vests" are Trump's instrument to fight the Rotschilds

The Yellow Vest movement was instigated by US President Donald Trump to force France to leave the Paris Agreement. Trump wants to dismiss the entire agreement, which is a brainchild of the Rotschild bankers. Trump has at several occasions publicly expressed sympathy with the Yellow Vests. The Yellow Vest is following the same pattern as the “Colour Revolutions”, supported by the US in Eastern Europe. Macron got the job as President of France by the Rotschilds, who use the myth about Global Warming to forward their own pecuniary interests

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with anti-semitic overtones. No evidence is given; the source in the article, a member of the influential Russian Izborsk Club, is lining up a plethora of traditional unfounded claims; using hearsay and innuendo to create an image of the President of France as an instrument of powerful financial circles; in this case, the Rotschild family. The fable of the omnipotent Rotschilds is a classic anti-semitic myth with roots in Medieval Europe, currently frequently employed by mainstream Russian media. The article is published in the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda - one of Russias largest media outlets. Anti-semitism, often disguised as "anti-capitalism" has lately reappeared as an element of the pro-Kremlin propaganda.

Europe is deliberately destroying Ukraine, just as they destroyed the Baltics

Europe wants to replace Ukraine’s population with migrants from Africa and the Middle East. All young and fertile Ukrainians will move to Europe and lose their identity. Europe is deliberately destroying Ukraine, turning the country into a deserted ruin, just as they already did with the Baltics.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence. In 2004 - 2013 the GDP per capita in the Baltic countries increased by an average 46% (p. 191). In 2017, according to World Bank data, GDP per capita (PPP) in each of the Baltic countries is lower than on average in the EU, but higher than in the Russian Federation. See more here. Ukraine is a priority partner for the European Union, also within the EU's Eastern Partnership. In addition to political support, the EU has pledged a €13.8 billion support package for the next few years to support the reform process. In addition, the EU is reinforcing its position as Ukraine's number one trading partner. Exports from Ukraine to the EU increased by 27% and Ukrainian imports from the EU by about 22% while overall trade increased by 24% in 2017. EU imports from Ukraine continue to increase and estimates predict a 5% increase in 2018.

British army nurse was near the Skripals - it's not a coincidence

There are numerous discrepancies that give reason to doubt the official version of the Skripal Case. It is not a coincidence that the first person who gave first aid to the Skripals was the chief nurse of the British army, Alison McCourt. It is also no coincidence that she was first appointed Chief Nurse of the British Army on February 1. 2018, just a month before the incident with Skripal.

Disproof

The disinformation message was created as a series of inconsistencies, implying a UK government conspiracy behind the Skripal case. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Salisbury poisoning. For more details, see here. British Police have presented a solid chain of evidence on the Skripal Case, with pictures, connecting the suspects to the locations in the case. Parts of the material have been released to the public. See similar story reported in Disinfo Review 133 here.