Disinfo: The US regards Europe as its ‘main enemy’ in the…

Summary

The US regards Europe as its ‘main enemy’ in the world, that is why the US is destroying it as an independent entity by supporting Poland as an anti-European force.

Disproof

No evidence given. The U.S. has a strong strategic partnership with the EU reflected in close cooperation on regional crises and conflicts, and extensive collaboration on a broad range of global challenges from counter-terrorism to nonproliferation. The U.S. and EU have significant trade and investment relations. bit.ly/2s92bbx,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 74
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, Poland
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Europe

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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Poland´s ambassador to Ukraine Jan Piekło has proposed the Yugoslavian…

Poland´s ambassador to Ukraine Jan Piekło has proposed the Yugoslavian scenario to be implemented in Ukraine.

Disproof

This is misleading. The Ambassador did not propose a Yugoslavian scenario. In an interview with the Ukrainian weekly Fokus, he expressed the view that the Minsk and Normandy formats dealing with the conflict in Donbas are not working and other solutions should be considered; and pointed out that the war in Yugoslavia only ended with the intervention of both NATO and the US. However, the inclusion of NATO in the Donbas conflict resolution could lead to an even greater confrontation, Piekło says and points out that without the US, it will be very difficult to achieve peace in Donbas. bit.ly/2tx1g0j, Further debunking: bit.ly/2txfFK1,

Ukraine’s gas network is outdated, a heap of metal junk,…

Ukraine’s gas network is outdated, a heap of metal junk, and needed by no one.

Disproof

Ukraine's recently developed Energy Strategy calls for deep reforms in the energy sector as well as administrative restructuring of companies overseeing the sector. Its pipelines are being updated and reconstructed, and new pipelines are being added, linking the existing system to potential new gas routes. bit.ly/2u4aCEJ,

The Czech Television newsroom only gives space to descendants of…

The Czech Television newsroom only gives space to descendants of the former Russian emigrants or those who are paid by the CIA.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Czech Television acts in accordance with the law on public services in the area of public broadcasting and Czech Television Code. Violations of impartiality and independence are subjected to the Board of the Czech television. In addition, Chech Republic ranks as number 23 in the world on the Worl Press Freedom Index.