Disinfo: The French Senate is lifting sanctions on Russia

Summary

The French Senate adopted a decision on the lifting of sanctions against Russia.

Disproof

The resolution adopted by the Senate is a recommendation that has no binding power. On 17 July the European Council extended EU restrictive measures against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Pro-Kremlin media has been vocal about sanctions and for example has stated that the aim of the internatinal community is to destroy Russia via international isolation, fall of oil prices, and financial sanctions.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 31
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, France
  • Keywords: Sanctions

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The world is making Russians feel ashamed for the liberation…

The world is making Russians feel ashamed for the liberation of Europe from the Nazis, of being Russian, of the Russian history and is trying to destroy the Russian identity.

Disproof

Other countries, including the US and the UK, also played a key role in defeating Nazism. // No evidence given. In 2010 the EU and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation. As stated in the Joint Declaration:"The European Union and Russia, as long-standing strategic partners in a changing multipolar world, are committed to working together to address common challenges with a balanced and result-oriented approach, based on democracy and the rule of law, both at the national and international level" (bit.ly/1p648gA), .