Disinfo: Washington has established buffer states in Eastern Europe between Russia and Germany


Washington has established buffer states in Eastern Europe between Russia and Germany. The United States opposes cooperation between Russia and Germany, fearing the strength of such an alliance.


There are no "buffer states" between Germany and Russia; the USA did not "establish" buffer states in Eastern Europe. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about German-American relations and Western dominance in Europe.

The successor 15 states of the USSR, which emerged after the collapse of the USSR are independent countries, whose sovereignty is recognized by the international community.

For other examples see: Germany is the executor of US hegemony over Europe; The USA is controlling Europe through occupied Germany.



  • Reported in: Issue 145
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, Germany
  • Keywords: Eastern Europe, EU/NATO enlargement
  • Outlet: RT Deutsch


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Main goal of the Geneva talks is Georgian breakaways regions’ security

The main goal of the Geneva International talks for security and stability in the South Caucasus, which are regularly held in accordance with the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement reached immediately after the August 2008 war, is ensuring security for South Ossetia and Abkhazia.


This approach is in line with a recurring disinformation narrative on South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The Russian side has thus far failed to comply with the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreement, and the main goal of the Geneva Discussions, where the EU, United Nations, and OSCE act as mediators, is protecting Georgia from what the international community, with the exception of few nations, recognizes as Russian aggression.

Ukraine has only been accepted into the Western camp in order to serve as a deployment area against Russia

Ukraine has only been accepted into the Western camp in order to serve as a deployment area against Russia.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Ukraine and Western belligerence towards Russia, the West attempting to weaken and isolate Russia or to use Ukraine as NATO-springboard towards Russia.

While aware of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns, the West is trying to keep open channels of communications with Russia.

For instance, NATO as the Western organisation created cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It also invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence. The Warsaw Summit Communique 2016 describes NATO's official policy towards Russia: "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."

Venice Commission always sides with incumbent government in Georgia

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, who were always professional, used to arrive back when Saakashvili was president and voice their concerns, although it was obvious that they first and foremost placed emphasis on statements which were in the authorities’ interests. This continued after the Georgian Dream came to power… This Commission shuns conclusions or acutely critical assessments that would go against any incumbent authorities’ grain.


Pro-Russian disinformation narrative seeking to undermine the standing of International institutions, and the Council of Europe in particular.

In 2002-2019, the Venice Commission has made numerous scathingly critical assessments about the Georgian authorities’ legislative activities. The March 2004 Venice Commission’s Opinion on the Draft Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia stated that the proposed changes did not correspond to the government model and described the proposed president’s chairmanship of the Supreme Council of Justice “extremely problematic.”