Germany called for the lifting of sanctions against Russia amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. It was noted that in difficult times, countries should help each other, and the current crisis will hurt the economy of the entire European Union. Removing restrictions from the Russian Federation could stimulate the growth of trade in the EU.
The EU’s claims that Russian media are conducting a disinformation campaign regarding the coronavirus are an expression of the the West’s Russophobia. The West’s Russophobic obsession is continuing even now in times of the pandemic.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying that Russian media has been involved in spreading disinformation about the coronavirus.
This narrative is consistent with the propaganda theme that seeks to discredit any critical views of Russian foreign or domestic policies as “Russophobia”. By labelling them “Russophobia” pro-Kremlin outlets degrade such views as irrational and not worthy of a serious reply.
Such cases include, for example, claims that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring the Wuhan coronavirus, that it is a UK, US or NATO creation and Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profits, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.
Read previous cases claiming that the EU is not publishing the coronavirus disinformation case it accuses Russia of spreading that Russia is being falsely accused of waging a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, and that mainstream media ignores the fake news campaign against Russia