West punishes Russia for the crime of being Russia and the Kremlin has ultimately retaliated for US dishonesty in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Venezuela and Afghanistan.
Europe has turned into the main source of coronavirus. China has mostly managed the outbreak, while Russia and other post-Soviet countries successfully combat coronavirus. The EU bodies look absolutely pathetic and helpless. The emergency situation revealed a horribly low level of management and responsibility of the EU establishment. Coronavirus epidemics puts forward the question point-blank: given that the EU is clearly incapable to address the modern challenges, will it continue to exist?
The XXI century events repeatedly demonstrated that the EU cannot be a meaningful global actor as it cannot adequately react to geopolitical and military challenges. A phenomenal carelessness of EU politicians about coronavirus infection has just proven this. Coronavirus crisis demonstrated that the EU is just ceasing to exist in the new reality.
This message exaggerates the inefficient governance in the EU, without providing any facts to these claims. The message is generally consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about EU's and other Western states and organizations imminent collapse. Read our past analysis 5 Common Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Narratives to learn more about this and the other most frequent propagandistic narratives.
See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Italy, Spain, Portugal, and possibly even France are in line to exit the EU, that a number of EU countries teeter on the brink of default, and that the EU is rotten and countries are leaving it.