Disinfo: The process of recognising Sputnik V vaccine is artificially delayed


The West discriminates against people vaccinated with the Russian jab. Although the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has been highly evaluated in dozens of countries in the world, is recognised as safe and effective, and is successfully used in many states, the process of recognising this jab is artificially delayed by many countries and international organisations. The WHO and the EMA do not “hurry” in this regard.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about vaccines, in particular Sputnik V .

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) started the rolling review of Sputnik V vaccine on March 4, 2021. At the beginning of September 2021, EMA stated it was still waiting for necessary additional data from Sputnik V manufacturers before it can authorise the vaccine.

EMA and EU leaders have publicly stated they will welcome Sputnik V if it meets the applied standards for vaccines. EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke said in March 2021 she hoped that the Sputnik V vaccine would be approved.

See more disinformation cases claiming that the West is trying to discredit Sputnik V for political reasons.


  • Reported in: Issue 258
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, EU
  • Keywords: West, Sputnik V, WHO, vaccination, Anti-Russian
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Disinfo: Ukrainian soldiers are ready to fight for Donbas against Kyiv

If Kyiv attacks, the majority of Ukrainian soldiers will be ready to rush to help the Donbas republics.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative aimed at undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as the integrity and cohesion of Ukraine's armed forces. The aim of the so-called abandoned Ukraine narrative is to discredit the efforts of Kyiv and the international community.

There has been no substantial evidence nor any indication that the Ukrainian army would take the side of the Kremlin-supported separatist forces in Donetsk and Luhansk.

Disinfo: The Eastern European “limitrophes” are geopolitical scum unable to protect their borders

[...] There are real states, which are capable of implementing all state functions, and then there is geopolitical scum or fictional countries that have formal attributes of statehood but which are not real states.

These countries include the post-Soviet limitrophe states separating Russia from the West. The pseudo-elites of these countries are not able to respond to any serious historical challenge such as overcoming the migration crisis, protecting the border and fighting the epidemic. They keep asking Western Europe and the United States for help because they cannot cope on their own. These countries are ruled by puppets – they are able only to speak about “stopping Russia” and vote for anti-Russian resolutions in the EU and UN.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about countries bordering Russia, in particular the Baltic States , Poland and Ukraine, as well as the EU and US presence in Europe.

Often presented as Western vassals or puppet states, the Baltic states, Ukraine and Poland are independent states, which shape their own foreign and domestic policies.
In terms of the current “migration crisis” orchestrated by the Belarusian authorities, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia actively defend their borders from hostile actions of Lukashenka, who decided to use migrants in order to undermine the security of the EU countries.

Disinfo: Ukraine is a quasi-state, a pro-Western appendage that cannot decide its own fate

Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day on 24 August [2021]. It was the 30th anniversary of the country's sovereignty.

It is a quasi-state entity, a pro-Western appendage that will neither become a full member of the EU nor an independent state that can decide its own fate. Because neither the US nor Europe simply need an independent Ukraine. They need a weak, kneeling country on the border with Russia, ready for anything. And Ukraine, unfortunately, is only now mastering this function.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The decisions are taken by the Ukrainian authorities: the President, the Verkhovna Rada, and the judiciary. Ukraine, as an independent country, has a functioning government and economy, it is a member of many international organisations, such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and a party to international agreements. Ukraine has bilateral diplomatic relations with the majority of countries.