Disinfo: The EU and NATO are dividing Europe and Ukraine is an example of this

Summary

The EU and NATO continue to divide Europe, instead of uniting it, and Ukraine is a tragic example of this.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring disinformation to blame the situation in Ukraine on the West, although it was in fact Russia that illegally annexed Crimea. The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has concluded that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT. Further debunking at Myth detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/russia-who-occupied-territories-ukraine-blames-division-country-nato-and-eu,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 99
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: West, European Union, Ukrainian disintegration, War in Ukraine, NATO, Europe

Disclaimer

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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Finland is the only European country that has a neutral position in conflict and civil war in Donbas

Finland is the only European country that has a neutral position in the conflict and civil war in Donbas, as it has refused to criminalise participation of Finnish citizens in the civil war on DNR side.

Disproof

Finland does not have a "neutral position" regarding the war in Ukraine. Finland supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. www.tpk.fi/public/Print.aspx?contentid=357188&nodeid=44809&culture=en-US&contentlan=2, Finland gives its full support to the EU’s common sanctions and unity. The implementation of the Minsk agreement is the first condition for lifting the EU’s sanctions on Russia. vnk.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/paaministerit-sipila-ja-medvedev-tapasivat-oulussa?_101_INSTANCE_OQ3OcOALUpyv_languageId=en_US, There is no civil war in Donbas. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=civil+war&disinfo_issue=&date=, The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has stated that “the information available suggests that the situation within the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. This international armed conflict began at the latest on 26 February when the Russian Federation deployed members of its armed forces to gain control over parts of the Ukrainian territory without the consent of the Ukrainian Government https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/161114-otp-rep-PE_ENG.pdf.  

The Brussels establishment implement policies only to safeguard the international elite

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has once again accused US billionaire George Soros of using his funds to buy influence in Brussels and the UN. The fears of Hungarian Prime Minister Orban are not groundless. We know very well that the Brussels’ establishment are implementing short-sighted policies that do not guarantee the European population. It seems that the European Union, the European Commission in the first place, is more oriented in guaranteeing the interests of the international elite, who are more interested in the lowering of labor costs and workers’ contractual protections, glorifying the pathologies inherent in globalism.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the EU and about George Soros, no evidence given. euvsdisinfo.eu/the-all-powerful-mr-soros-2/, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=elite&disinfo_issue=&date=, . Individual EU countries must make sure that their national laws protect rights laid down by EU employment laws (Directives). ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=82,