Disinfo: Integration with the EU would bring a complete loss of independence to Belarus


Integration with the EU would mean a complete loss of Belarus’ independence. Genuine Belarus’ independence is achieved through the development of the Union State between Russia and Belarus.


This message is consistent with pro-Kremlin narratives about negative effect of EU's membership on national sovereignty and generally about the EU's decay. It goes in hand with another narrative about the incomplete Belarus statehood without a close union with Russia.

Closer cooperation with the EU does not require partner states to share their sovereignty and lose their independence. Cooperation within the Eastern Partnership helps strengthening state and societal resilience: it makes both the EU and the partners stronger and better able to deal with internal and external challenges.


  • Reported in: Issue 144
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: EU, EU/NATO enlargement, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Together with Russia, http://ross-bel.ru/ Vitbich, http://vitbich.org/ Civic initiative Soyuz, http://rosbelsoyuz.su/ Teleskop, http://teleskop-by.org/
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Poland, Hungary increasingly disenchanted with EU rule

Poland and Hungary are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the rule from Brussels. In view of this and the looming prospect of the UK’s exit from the EU,  other member states could follow suit and accelerate the bloc’s disintegration.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the EU falling apart - see previous examples here, here and here. In both Poland and Hungary, citizens supporting their country's EU membership outweigh those opposing it by overwhelming margins.

According to a Eurobarometer poll conducted in autumn 2018, 70% of Polish respondents said EU membership has been "a good thing" for their country, against 6% taking an opposing view (p. 18). In Hungary, these percentages were 60% and 7%, respectively (ibid.). Moreover, 87% of Poles and 79% of Hungarians opined that their country "has on balance benefited" from EU membership (p. 22), against 7% and 14%, respectively, who disagreed.

NATO has been trying to exterminate Russia for 70 years

NATO was built upon a set of lies, such as an alleged expansion of Soviet communism. This was never true. As NATO expanded in the Eastern Europe, despite promises given to Moscow, Russia found out that it was in an existential danger. Any systematic concession to Western powers would mean the disappearance of Russia as a united state, the deprivation of its natural resources, not to say the destruction of its own population. Now NATO is focusing on its expansion in Latin America since the block needs the support of other governments in other continents to expand its networks and influences.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO and enemies encircling Russia.

No single Latin American country has joined NATO nor could it unless its founding charter is modified. As for other type of relations with NATO, many more countries have, or plan, to become partners of the Atlantic Alliance in the Middle East, Eastern Asia and in the post-Soviet region than in America.

Russians are the new Jews, the persecuted nation

Russians are the new Jews, the persecuted nation. Globally Russians are discriminated because of their nationality.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia.

The disinformation message appeared in relation to the case of Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen who was arrested in Greece in 2017 and indicted by the US on money laundering charges. Read more here.