The US and the EU govern Georgia

Summary

No sovereign Georgia exists. Real governors and legislators sit in Washington, Brussels, Strasbourg, and the Venice Commission. Georgia fulfils their will.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative as if Georgia is ruled by the West and cooperation with the Western institutions destroys the country's sovereignty.

Media Development Foundation's media monitoring results revealed that the narrative that the West is meddling in sovereign affairs of Georgia and virtually run the country, is one of the main trends of anti-Western propaganda in the country.

Similar cases can be found here, here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 153
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: The West, Georgia
  • Keywords: Sovereignty, The West
  • Outlet: Georgia and the World
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The project ‘Ukraine’ is over

There is no doubt that Ukraine was one of the geopolitical projects. Under the temporary government of Kerensky, it pursued one goal, during the Soviet Union the goal was another, and then a different goal in the post-Soviet era. Finally, Ukraine became a headache.

The project ‘Ukraine’ is now over. A viable and complete Ukraine is no longer needed. Neither the geopolitical poles, nor the regional and neighbouring states, nor the people who are in conflict need this country. Now Ukraine is like a deadly wounded animal, and every interested party wants to get a bigger piece.

Disproof

This is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining Ukrainian statehood.

Ukraine is a sovereign nation-state, not a project. In 1991 Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union. The Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine was adopted on July 16, 1990, Ukraine is recognised in international law as a sovereign nation-state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc. Ukraine is a sovereign, independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament.

NATO, the US, EU, IMF and the World Bank aim to establish political, military and economic control over Serbia

NATO, the US, EU, IMF and the World Bank desire to establish political, military and economic control over Serbia. NATO, especially the US, but also the EU, IMF, and World Bank are ready to take complete control over Serbia as soon as the [Serbian] government makes the first false move.

Disproof

Conspiracy narrative without evidence. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the efforts of NATO, the US, and the EU to dictate policies and control governments across Europe - see examples of cases here, here and here.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has set its European integration as one of the most important foreign policy objectives.

Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius was a formal impulse for the сoup d’état in Ukraine

The third Eastern Partnership summit that took place in Vilnius in November 2013 was a formal impulse for the сoup d’état in Ukraine. Thus, the Eastern Partnership played a destructive role in European politics as it accelerated the process of disintegration of the post-Soviet region.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the Euromaidan protests were inspired and staged by the West because President Yanukovych had refused to sign the Association Agreement with the EU. This narrative assumes that the West initiated the geopolitical fight over control of Ukraine as the legitimate authorities of this country had refused to accept their political subordination to the West. See examples of this narrative here, here and here.

There was no coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014, this is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Euromaidan. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of numerous parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.  See the full debunk here.