The European Union refused to provide assistance to Italy in the fight against coronavirus, instead, this was done by Russia. European officials actively discouraged Russian aid for Italy. Europe is no longer united.
NATO has completely exhausted its reasons to exist. Today, it is some kind of a structure, which realises the commercial interests of the American military-industrial complex. In the situation caused by the pandemic, it is possible that the Americans may lose their interest and faith in the maintenance of this organisation. Particularly, if NATO member states will revise their budgets reducing their expenses for defence.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message about NATO as a geopolitical project of the US. NATO is presented as an instrument used by the American military-industrial complex for the promotion of its commercial interests. The statement that the USA may lose interest in NATO because its member states may reduce their defence budgets because of the Coronavirus pandemics is a conspiracy theory. NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 29 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance. All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single member accepts it. No member of the Alliance can order the deployment of armed forces of other member states. Article 5 of the Washington Treaty embodies the principle of collective defense where an attack against one ally is considered an attack against all. See other disinformation cases on NATO and the Coronavirus epidemics - NATO countries have been increasing the defense spending and now they don’t have lung ventilators, Virologists working in Lombardy are from Cuba rather than NATO, Coronavirus Covid-19 reached NATO and disrupts its anti-Russian plans.