Disinfo: The European Union has finally lost its political sovereignty


The European Union has finally lost its political sovereignty, and its bureaucratic elites are dancing to someone else's tune, accepting everything they are told from above, causing harm to their own population and their own economy, their own business.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about an alleged loss of sovereignty of the EU and its member states. Pro-Kremlin outlets often portray European states as vassals, puppet-states or colonies of the US.

Contrary to the claim, the European Union is a sovereign entity created by the voluntary initiative of European nations and it has its own, independent foreign policy, while the US has no say in its decisions.

EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own internal, economic, foreign and security policies. The European Union is explicit on the subject of national sovereignty: “the Member States all remain sovereign and independent states, they have decided to pool some of their 'sovereignty' in areas where it makes sense to work together.”

The aims and values on which the European Union is founded are linked to the pursuit of peace, the well-being of its citizens, freedom, security and justice. The EU safeguards democracy and the rule of law is one of the fundamental pillars of the Treaty on European Union, according to which everything the EU does is founded on treaties, voluntarily and democratically agreed by its EU countries. Read more about the Primacy of the EU law here.

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 and support for Ukraine. See our guide to deciphering pro-Kremlin disinformation around Putin's war.

Read more disinformation cases about Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine.


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  • Reported in: Issue 296
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/06/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU
  • Keywords: Sovereignty, European Union, US presence in Europe, Puppets, Imperialism/colonialism
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Disinfo: The West wants to make a second Ukraine out of Moldova

They want to make a "second Ukraine" out of Moldova.

Europeans and Americans spend day and night in Moldova, their goal is to "sharpen" Chisinau in an anti-Russian vein.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Russophobic West, questioning Moldova's integrity and sovereignty without any substance to document it.

Moldova is a sovereign and independent state since 1992 when it proclaimed its independence from the former USSR. As a sovereign state, Moldova is free to decide its own foreign policy and alliance orientation.

Disinfo: Poland and Ukraine are the Anglo-Saxon puppets used to destabilise Europe

Since the coup of 2014, the citizens of all Western countries have had a special status in Ukraine - the successive governments of this country were formed by various Western advisers, experts and ministers. The territory of Ukraine has long been managed by Commissioners sent there from Washington and London. [In terms of Polish-Ukrainian relations], nothing depends on Warsaw – the Polish government is not a subject in international relations. The Polish authorities are only an instrument for the implementation of the Anglo-Saxon plans to destabilise Europe and, more broadly, Eurasia.


A recurring narrative about the US and the UK pushing for the destabilisation of Russia and the EU – this message presents Ukraine and Poland as Anglo-Saxon puppets.

In pro-Kremlin outlets, the term “Anglo-Saxons” stands for the US and UK and often means “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis.

Disinfo: The West buried the agreements guaranteeing the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine

The collective West has buried the agreements that guaranteed the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets accusing the West of the situation in Ukraine. This claim is made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

By trying to put the blame on the West for the war in Ukraine, this disinformation narrative aims to deflect Russia’s responsibility for its unprovoked military aggression against neighbouring country.