Disinfo: Romania might recognise Kosovo in exchange for the annexation of Moldova


Bucharest might recognise Kosovo if the US will accept and recognise the annexation of Moldova by Romania.

Future Romanian expansion would include Chernivtsi region and south-western part of the Odessa region of Ukraine.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy about Romania, with previous record of questioning Moldova's integrity. This disinformation narrative aims at undermining Moldova's EU aspirations.

There is no evidence that Romania is considering annexing Moldova.

According to the Romanian Parliament, the country does not recognise Kosovo because "conditions to recognise the new entity are not fulfilled".


  • Reported in: Issue 135
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Romania, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: illegal annexation, Kosovo, EU/NATO enlargement, NATO


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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UK will introduce visa regime for EU citizens in case of a hard Brexit.


No evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Brexit.

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No evidence given of the US forcing Europe.

EU did not "swear allegiance" to the United States.

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Western institutions promote pro-Western officials in the Belarusian state apparatus. The West, its special bodies and institutions consider a Ukrainian scenario in Belarus to tear it apart from Russia.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Maidan protests ignited by the West and about Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in the EU neighbourhood.

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