Disinfo: The EU has become a Russophobic coalition lead by the US


Europe is a political hostage of the US State Department, suffering from problems with the economy, energy, inflation and refugees. Europe believes the US lies of the purity of Ukrainian intentions and the perfidy of the Russians. Because of that, the EU has become a kind of Russophobic coalition. Europe is supporting and arming the neo-Nazi regime from Kyiv, with Washington's help and at the expense of European solidarity. This is fascism in its purest form.


This claim is aimed at discrediting the EU/West as a whole in light of Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. It is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about alleged Western aggressiveness towards Russia and its anti-Russian activities. Read our analysis Key Narratives In Pro-Kremlin Disinformation - Nazis.

It also perpetuates substantiated pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the alleged lost sovereignty of the EU and its member states (more examples). Pro-Kremlin outlets often portray European states as vassals, puppet states or colonies of the US and NATO.

The European Union was set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.

Furthermore, the myth of 'Nazi-ruled Ukraine' has been a cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy. Now it is used to justify Russia's invasion of Ukraine (see our infographic).

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Josep Borrell discredited himself calling Russia a fascist state, he is a latent fascist himself; EU’s fascist sanctions against Russia prove European countries are no longer democratic; the EU is Hitler's 'New Europe', that the European Union justifies Nazism, that the the EU is a Nazi project, that the European Union has Nazi Roots and that the the EU continues the aggressive policies of Nazi.


  • Reported in: Issue 327
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2023
  • Article language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Russia, Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist, Anti-Russian, Russophobia, Stepan Bandera
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Disinfo: The energy crisis in Europe is due to European mistakes, not Russia

Starting from 2014, the EU has committed many economic mistakes leading to the energy crisis. Russia did not voluntarily close the transit routes, blew up the Nord Stream pipelines and initiated a withdrawal from energy cooperation. The German coalition government and its predecessors caused a deepening energy crisis, large-scale gas supply disruptions and increasing inflation. The EU has made many other economic mistakes since 2014, such as increasing inflation by printing the euro and depriving itself of cheap Russian energy.


This message is a part of a popular pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, claiming that the energy crisis in Europe is caused by an “irrational” European plan to eliminate its dependency on Russian gas. This narrative promotes a traditional pro-Kremlin message that Russia is the only reliable gas source for Europe, while American LNG is too expensive.

After the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian authorities completely destroyed European trust in Gazprom as a predictable and solid partner. Throughout 2022, Russia deliberately cut the gas supplies to the EU.

Disinfo: The IAEA will work for its main sponsor: the United States

At the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, one of the priorities of the IAEA experts will be to deny Russia access to American nuclear fuel, even though Russia has no interest in seeing it anyway. The Americans are afraid that Russian's could find faults in American fuel. And since the Americans are the main sponsors of the IAEA, the agency's observers will make sure the Russian observers have no access.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin claim attempting to discredit independent international organisations, especially those who monitor the implementation and respect of international treaties and instruments such as the OSCE, the OPCW, and now the IAEA.

The claim seeks to divert attention away from the real problem: Russia's illegal overtake of the nuclear power station claiming it as property of the Russian state.

Disinfo: Ukrainians and Western Europeans are the direct descendants of Hitler

The war against the Nazis in Ukraine and Europe is a "new patriotic war". Josep Borrell, compared the Nazis in Ukraine to Hitler's Nazis, indicating that victory in it would be for Russia. He recalled that Russia defeated Napoleon and Hitler. He himself spoke of the similarity. Accordingly, Ukronazis and Western Europeans are the direct heirs of those who fought against Russia. Hence the war with them is a new national war, and the victory will be ours, as in 1812 and 1945.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets serving as justification for Russia’s full-scale military aggression against Ukraine.

There is nothing in EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security's Josep Borrell's speech before the Nueva Economia Forum in held in Spain that likens Ukrainians to Nazis. It is telling that Borrell himself anticipated that his speech will be distorted saying during the event that every word he says will be twisted.