DISINFO: The Eastern Partnership programme is directed against Russia
  • Outlet: russian.rt.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 22, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • Countries / regions discussed: Baltic states, Ukraine, Russia
Eastern Europe Sphere of influence Eastern Partnership Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: The Eastern Partnership programme is directed against Russia


The European Union uses the Eastern Partnership Programme to tear the post-Soviet countries from Russia. Under the brand of economic integration and development of EU economic contacts with the Eastern Partners, political and military expansion is taking place.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU Eastern Partnership. The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a joint policy initiative which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The Eastern Partnership initiative is a mutually beneficial and constructive platform for countries in the region to build a closer relationship with the EU if they choose to do so. The EU does not demand any of its partners to make a choice between the EU or any other country. The Eastern Partnership stands for good neighbourly relations and respects the individual aspirations and ambitions of each partner country. Read more about the Eastern Partnership and its priorities here. Read similar cases that the Eastern Partnership programme led to the collapse of the post-Soviet space and that the Eastern Partnership is aimed at weakening Russia's geopolitical influence.


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