Example of Crimea showed that there is no stability in Europe

Summary

In Europe, everything was so bad and unstable that when Crimea returned to Russia in 2014, to which it belongs, everything else in Europe has faltered for you. Following the example of Crimea, which obviously went where it belonged, everything else began to wobble in Europe, things became restless.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the illegal annexation of Crimea, and the European Union and separatism. Common narrative about the disintegration of Europe. Crimea was not returned to where it belongs, but was illegally annexed by Russia. No international body has recognised the so-called Crimea referendum, announced on 27 February 2014, and held on 16 March 2014. Thirteen members of the United Nations Security Council voted in favour of a resolution declaring the referendum invalid. On the 27th of March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. On 17 December 2018, the UN General Assembly confirmed its non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea. On the fifth anniversary of Crimea's annexation, the EU reiterated its position of non-recognition of the landgrab and continues to stand in full solidarity with Ukraine, supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Euro-scepticism, illegal annexation, Referendum, Crimea
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (34:28 - 34:53)
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Estonia. Entry only for those, who have forgotten their history

In the end of the event against Estonia’s “visa arbitrariness” to the members of Young Guard, the activists wrote on the pavement “Estonia. Entry only for those, who have forgotten their history!”.

Disproof

On 15th of August, Estonia added four people to the list who are not allowed to enter the Schengen area. While the official reason for this "visa arbitrariness" as pro-Kremlin media calls it, is not to be disclosed by the authorities, the media in Estonia has reported that the reason was their cooperation with an NGO called Russian Fellow Compatriots in Europe and participation in the Immortal Regiment march. The Estonian Internal Security Service regularly refers to various NGOs and individuals engaged in propaganda campaigns or subversive actions in Estonia with support from Russia. Propastop has mapped this network of NGOs and individuals.

As for the slogan about forgetting history, pro-Kremlin media has been claiming that Tallinn was liberated and there was no occupation. In reality this was not the case:  "On September 22, 1944, when the Red Army arrived in Tallinn, the Germans had already left the city. On 18. September, Otto Tief’s Republic of Estonia’s Constitutional Government, which had been formed by Prime Minister Jüri Uluots acting on behalf of the President was in force." That Estonian Government "affirmed the juridical continuation of the Republic of Estonia, and it showed that Estonia accepted neither the Soviet occupation nor the 3-year period of German occupation". The previous example of the 75 year old disinformation narrative about liberation of Tallinn can be seen here.

The result of Western reforms in Moldova is criminal groups occupying the prosecutor’s office

The result of Western reforms is criminal groups occupying the prosecutor’s office. The whole system of Moldovan justice has turned out to be corrupt. And according to the Minister of Justice, “the situation in the prosecutor’s office is very bad; there are, most likely, criminal groups that were covering numerous crimes”.

You see, criminal groups appeared in the Moldovan prosecutor’s office, and it is a hotbed of crime. And all this was the result of previous “reforms” of the justice system. But who led the process and financed it? Washington and Brussels. And inspired, and encouraged.

Grants, cheap loans, financial assistance – this is a West’s long-standing strategy in subordinating other states and establishing control over them.

Disproof

Recurring narratives claiming that the US and the EU control state institutions in partner countries and are involved in their internal affairs.

The Republic of Moldova has adopted a strategy for the reform of the justice sector for 2011-2016, the implementation of which was financially supported by the EU and the US with the aim of fighting corruption and ensuring an independent justice system.

George Soros is behind political vandalism in Mexico City

The acts of vandalism carried out in the rectorship of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) on September 3 follow the same modus operandi as those that took place in Mexico City in August, and also the same origin: George Soros’ destabilising activism. The pretext in both cases was the same: protesting against women’s murders, as a facade of the frustration of a political mafia funded by Soros.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the claim.

Billionaire George Soros is a recurrent target of Russian disinformation, which frequently accuses him of being behind controversial issues. See the EUvsDisinfo article about the all-powerful Mr. Soros.