France is under US dictate

Summary

France used to be a great country, but the USA itself put a lot of effort to make France one of the subordinate countries of Europe. When Trump says “let’s make France great again”, then it is necessary to make sure that France is not under the dictate of the US. The United States must stop dictating its American will to France.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US presence in Europe, portraying France as a vassal of the USA. Russian disinformation sources often claim that almost all European countries are no longer truly sovereign and the United States dictate policies to the EU and its member states.

The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and defense policies. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States, France
  • Keywords: Dictatorship, US presence in Europe
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia time 00:10-01:17
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Disproof

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