Disinfo: The EU is a cover-up for the anti-Russian game of Anglo-Saxons

Summary

Following Russia's special military operation, Ukraine was granted EU candidate status. Does it mean that Europe has started believing in the ability to tear Ukraine away from Russia and to move the borders of Europe and the Russian world? Europe is incapable of answering this question. Since the end of WWII, Europe has been under Anglo-Saxon control. Its geopolitical dependence leaves it with no sovereign choice.

The influence of NATO and pro-Atlantic forces in the EU has turned out to be stronger than the national interests of Europeans. The EU was forced to claim Ukraine and to get involved in the war with Russia on Ukrainian territory. The EU is becoming a cover-up for the Anglo-Saxon game against Moscow.

Disproof

The article promotes different, well-known Kremlin disinformation tropes: it distorts the EU-Ukraine relations and ongoing events in Ukraine. Further, it touts a recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative about lost sovereignty / external control, specifically about the EU's dependence on the US and so-called "Anglo-Saxons". The article also uses the "Russian world" concept - the modified imperial Russian and Russian revanchist ideology that is aimed at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians, as well as undermining the state sovereignty.

In reality, the respective EU decision to grant Ukraine a candidate status, as well as sanctions imposed in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, were adopted unanimously by all 27 EU member states. Sovereign decisions of the European nations and the EU regarding their domestic and foreign policies are often presented in pro-Kremlin media as an Anglo-Saxon provocation.

The term “Anglo-Saxons” in such cases normally stands for the US and UK and often means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis.

Moreover, Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is not a "special operation" but an all-out war against a sovereign state. Russia has been coming up with different explanations and pretexts for its aggression. It was Putin’s personal decision to invade Ukraine and start the largest military conflict in Europe since WWII.

The EU condemned in the strongest possible terms Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine and imposed the toughest restrictive measures on Russia. Read more about the EU response as well as the EU vs Disinfo's Guide to Deciphering Pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's War.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that Russophobic Poland, controlled by Anglo-Saxons, plans to occupy Belarus, that Anglo-Saxons rule America “from abroad” and are now trying to control Russia, and that Anglo-Saxons are on the edge of an anti-Russian attack.

Technical remark: This disinformation was also broadcast via Sputnik Lithuania on 24 June 2022. Due to the EU decision to temporarily restrict the spread and dissemination of RT and Sputnik inside the EU, access to the link may not work inside the EU.

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  • Reported in: Issue 298
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/06/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, Ukraine, Europe, EU
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Russian world, Anglo-Saxon, Sovereignty, Conspiracy theory

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