Disinfo: The concept of “common European values” does not exist

Summary

The concept of “common European values” does not exist. Even in Poland and Germany, they are different.

Disproof

The concept of common European values is embodied by the European Union and the adherence of its members to its basic tenets such as democracy and human rights.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 48
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: European values
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (time: 1:00:13)
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Since Napoleon and Hitler, EU has attempted to attack Russia

The 19th and 20th centuries have shown clearly that as soon as the European Union was under one leadership – whether Napoleon or Hitler – it launched a “Drang nach Osten” – the first thing that comes to mind is an attack against Russia.

Disproof

The European Union did not exist during neither Napoleon's or Hitler's rule."Drang nach Osten" (German: thrust towards the East) was a term coined in the 19th century to designate German expansion into Slavic lands. The EU never attacked Russia nor have any of its Member States signalled any intentions to do so.

Crimea has not been annexed by Moscow

Crimea has not been annexed by Moscow. On the contrary, for the first time in the history of mankind, it joined Russia following and respecting all the norms and rules of international law.

Disproof

United Nations’ General Assembly Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. Only 10 states opposed it. Any decision relating to Ukraine's sovereignty or sovereign choices can only be taken without undue external pressure.

The so-called referendum in Crimea was organised in a matter of weeks by a self-proclaimed Crimean leadership lacking democratic legitimacy and installed by armed Russian military personnel following the seizure of public buildings. The EU does not recognise it.