Disinfo: The sanctions are aimed at destroying economies of other nations

Summary

The sanctions are aimed at destroying economies of other nations.

Disproof

The 28 EU Member States unanimously imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country (bit.ly/19wwzP3), in a transparent manner, in accordance with its internal regulations.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue35
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/07/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • 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 US government gave spoken promise to Gorbachev that NATO…

The US government gave spoken promise to Gorbachev that NATO will not expand further to the East. There are Nazis in power in Ukraine. There is a civil war in Ukraine, no Russian military involvement.

Disproof

NATO never made such a promise. This claim ignores the basic fact that NATO cannot "expand", the candidate country asks the allies be let in. See bit.ly/2a9K8Jt, // Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that (bit.ly/1Tdu8Qw), // Even Vladimir Putin admitted Russia had / has “people there [in Ukraine] who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” bit.ly/1S1YCdq,

In case of a global war, NATO will abandon its…

In case of a global war, NATO will abandon its allies.

Disproof

No evidence given. Even during the recent summit, the heads of NATO countries once again stressed that "the greatest responsibility of the Alliance is to protect and defend our territory and our populations against attack": bit.ly/29Clz6e,