The European foreign policy is determined by a group of Russophobes controlled from the US

Summary

An aggressive group of Russophobes inside the European Union today determines the entire European foreign policy. This group is controlled by the US.

In addition, the Baltic States constantly pursue a Russophobic policy to convince Europe that they are needed as a barrier against the spread of Moscow’s influence. But Moscow has never interfered in their policies.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Russophobia and deep state.

The EU’s foreign and security policy, designed to resolve conflicts and foster international understanding, is based on diplomacy and respect for international rules. Read more about EU foreign and security policy here.

Russia's attempts at interfering in democratic processes in Europe have been well documented. 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Europe, Baltic states, EU, US
  • Keywords: Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, Destabilising Russia, Russophobia, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Sputnik Estonia
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Disproof

Pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about the creeping Islamisation of Europe, painting immigrants from Muslim-majority countries as inherently violent and immune to cultural assimilation.

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, challenging Ukraine's statehood and portraying Poland as having imperialist ambitions.

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and its relations with the European Union.

In June 2014, the EU and Ukraine signed an Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which promotes deeper political ties, stronger economic links and the respect for common values. See here for more details about EU-Ukraine relations.