Disinfo: Following the collapse of the USSR, the West pursued a…


Following the collapse of the USSR, the West pursued a policy of Russia’s destruction but was veiled with honey words of friendship and cooperation.


In 2010 the EU and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation. Since 2010 the EU through its Delegation to Russia has allocated EUR 7 mln for projects under the EU-Russia Partnership for Modernisation Facility (bit.ly/1p648gA), .


  • Reported in: Issue 28
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: USSR, Russia
  • Keywords: West, Destabilising Russia, The West


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NATO is preparing to start a war with Russia

NATO is preparing to start a war with Russia. This is the final stage of a long-term policy that also includes the introduction of economic sanctions that the USA forced other Western states to adopt.


As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest" (bit.ly/1u0c1ky), . // The EU imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country (bit.ly/19wwzP3), .

Europe recognizes Crimea as part of Russia

Europe recognizes Crimea as part of Russia.


Repeating already debunked disinformation. Veneto regional council has no authority over Italy’s foreign policy and the resolution on Crimea is not binding (bit.ly/1U5GYDK), . Two years on from the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the European Union remains firmly committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity (bit.ly/1MdiecD), .