Disinfo: The West exports perversity


Printed newspaper
  • Reported in: Issue 96
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Western values, Orthodox Church, Europe, LGBT
  • Outlet: Georgia and the World, page 15


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 EU supplied Syrian terrorists with weapons

European-made radio-electronic tools and weapons were found in the possession of terrorists in Syria, and it seems like the EU gave adequate supplies to them. The United States tried to create a pro-ISIS opposition to hinder the peace process in Syria.


Recurring disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Daesh&disinfo_issue=&date=. Read, more about how the EU counters Daesh eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/factsheet_-_eu_actions_to_counter_daesh.pdf. , Furthermore, a recent report by the Conflict Armament Research has found that up to 90 per cent of weapons seized from ISIS in Iraq and Syria originated from China, Russia and Eastern Europe http://www.conflictarm.com/publications/. US arms accounted for just 1.8 per cent of items recovered between 2014 and 2017 while 43.5 per cent of weapons originated in China, according to analysts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228199/Analysis-shows-origins-ISIS-weapons-came-from.html  The US is fighting against Daesh together with the Global Coalition against Daesh http://theglobalcoalition.org/en/home/. The US MoD outlines the latest progress on their website https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1322158/strikes-continue-in-effort-to-defeat-isis-in-syria-iraq/.

Russian army enthuses kids about de-mining and defusing bombs

In its recruitment drive, the Russian Army in Crimea is engaging with kids as young as 12, enthusing them about de-mining and defusing bombs.

Crimea, seen as a geopolitical stronghold for Moscow, was annexed from Ukraine in 2014 — prompting the European Union and US to impose sanctions against Russia over the “illegal” move.


The article is misleading and one-sided and does not question Russian military’s role in Crimea. It fails to explain that Russia is supporting the separatists in the war in Ukraine. The only context it gives is a sentence "Crimea, seen as a geopolitical stronghold for Moscow, was annexed from Ukraine in 2014 — prompting the European Union and US to impose sanctions against Russia over the "illegal" move."

Quotation marks imply that "illegal" is a subjective concept, which it is not. Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter declares without ambiguity that "all Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations" http://bit.ly/1rbGaE3. UNGA Resolution 68/262 also affirmed the General Assembly's commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders and underscored the invalidity of the 2014 Crimean referendum http://bit.ly/1RZGnjo.

Economies of the Baltic countries can’t make progress in the EU

Economies of the Baltic countries can’t make progress when the countries are EU members. [—] The only real solution for the Baltic economies is integration to the Russian market.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. Lithuania and Latvia were among Europe's 10 fastest growing economies in 2016, according to World Economic Forum.

In addition, Estonia was second in the 2017 Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom in Europe.  Lithuania was 8th and Latvia came in at 11th. In the global ranking Estonia is the 6th.