Disinfo: The EU wants to make Russia a semi-colony to dictate its foreign and domestic policy

Summary

A demonstrative appearance at the trial of opposition leader Alexei Navalny by European and American diplomats. Clear dissatisfaction of the head of the EU diplomacy Josep Borrell with the results of his visit to Moscow…

These events show that the European Union wants to radically change our country. Probably, in his dreams, an exemplary Russia should be an obedient semi-colony, to which the EU will dictate not only foreign policy, but also domestic life.

Disproof

A recurrent narrative on aggressive anti-Russian Western ambitions. The EU, its member states and most of the world community demand that Russia fulfils its obligations as a member of the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and other international organisations, as well as Russia's own legislation.

Court hearings are, as a rule, open to the public. Diplomats have the right, just as any other member of the public, to attend a court hearing.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP), Josep Borrell travelled to Moscow with the intention of opening a dialogue on core issues in the relations between the European Union and Russia. The Kremlin has answered the European Union’s invitation to dialogue with a shameless attempt to deflect attention from its violations of Russia’s international obligations and own laws.

In a statement after the visit, Josep Borrell reiterates his appeal to dialogue with Russia, but notes that the Kremlin refused an exchange on issues:

"The Russian authorities did not want to seize this opportunity to have a more constructive dialogue with the EU. This is regrettable and we will have to draw the consequences."

The EU imposed restrictive measures, including sectoral sanctions, as a result of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, while formats such as regular high-level dialogues and cooperation remain suspended in the absence of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements by Russia. A number of additional issues affect bilateral relations, including Russia’s actions in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, and repeated malign activities including disinformation campaigns. The EU’s approach to Russia is guided by five principles agreed in 2016 and reaffirmed, most recently, by EU Foreign Ministers in October 2020.

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  • Reported in: Issue 231
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/02/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: EU, Russia
  • Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism, Anti-Russian, Destabilising Russia
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Borrell's mission was to publicly flog Russia

Borrell’s mission was to perform a public flogging of Russia. This was very carefully planned: first talk about the meetings, then about journalists and then make Navalny the main topic. All this should be put in a pile, mix up and pour over us and then get out of here with a smug expression on his face. Why the West suffered such a grand failure is a big question, but Russia insisted on addressing Real Issues.

[MFA spokesperson Maria Zakharova] disclosed the secret of Western diplomats: When their flogging fails, they get hysterical.

Disproof

An unfounded claim on Western aggression against Russia.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP), Josep Borrell travelled to Moscow with the intention to open a dialogue on core issues in the relations between the European Union and Russia.

The US is preparing a ram against Russia

The Americans are preparing a “battering ram against Russia” at our borders. Three countries, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldavia will in reality be melded into one. /…/

15 years ago a similar attempt was made, but nothing came out of it. The current step is a logical continuation of the Americans attempt to create a sort of battering ram against Russia. Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova are all totally dependent countries. After all the coups that have taken place there, these puppet countries are, and will continue to comply to all Washington’s orders.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukraine's and other countries’ statehood and the US presence in Europe. Similar cases can be studied here, here and here.

Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia are sovereign states. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by most of the world, but were violated by Russia in 2014. Russia supports separatist entities on all the three countries’ territory.

Ukraine mixed up the MH17 with the Russian president’s plane

There might be a dramatic turning point in the process on the crash of the MH17. The court in the Netherlands has accepted to hear the evidence from the Russian corporation Almaz-Antey.

This information worries those who have defended Kyiv and supported its war against its own people. It discredits the image of democracy and legitimacy, that Kyiv and the West have attempted to create since the coup d’etat in 2014.

The witness say that Ukrainian air-controllers sent the passenger jet into a war zone, where it was shot down, likely by Ukrainian forces, mixing up the liner with the Russian president’s plane.

Disproof

One of the original lies about the MH17. The claim of the mix-up with the Russian President’s plane was documented in pro-Kremlin TV less than four hours after the disaster, and has been parroted several times afterward.

According to the findings(opens in a new tab) of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from 2016, flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the 9M38 series, which was launched by a BUK TELAR missile system. The system was transported from the Russian Federation to an agricultural field near the town of Pervomaiskiy in Eastern Ukraine, from where the missile was launched. After firing, the system, with one missing missile, went back to the Russian Federation. On the 24 May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion that the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation.