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


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.






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.



  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Venezuela, US
  • Keywords: EU, Protest, Occupation, Sovereignty


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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The West supports military expansion in Ukraine, no Russian aggression took place, escalation of conflict likely

In 2018, Ukraine directed over USD 6 billion to the rearmament of its military forces, using the far-fetched excuse of counteracting Russian aggression.

This is a threat to Belarus and Russia and it is supported by the West. Expansion of the conflict is likely.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

Russian aggression in Ukraine is a fact.

The West will stage a military conflict with the Commonwealth of Independent States

The West will stage a full scale military conflict with the Commonwealth of Independent States by 2022. Until then the West will be attempting to take over Belarus by non-military means – through Belarusian opposition movements, which are generously supported by Western grants. In the current geopolitical situation, Belarus is destined to play the role of the last line of defence against the Western onslaught, like the Brest Fortress defended the Soviet borders against the Nazis in June 1941.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the West staging a war or fuelling the protests in Ukraine and campaigning against Russia.


In Russia, Ukrainian journalists are free to go anywhere and ask any question

In Russia, Ukrainian journalists are free to go anywhere and ask whatever questions they want. No one threatens them.


There are many examples of Ukrainian journalists being banned from entering Russia. There are recorded cases of banning journalists from Crimea, too. For example, in 2018 Russia's FSB banned the journalist Alyona Savchuk (who reported on the ever-mounting number of political prisoners in Crimea) from entering Crimea for 10 years, claiming that she posed a threat to Russia’s defence capability, security or public order.

There are also cases of journalists imprisoned in Russia; for example,  Roman Sushchenko was illegally arrested in Russia on charges of espionage in 2016 and has since been detained there.