Disinfo: The West is demonizing President Vladimir Putin


The West is demonizing President Vladimir Putin, destabilizing the Russian economy and pressing for “regime change” in Moscow.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western aggression.

Both the EU and the US respect Russian sovereignty, while at the same time encouraging its democratisation. The West is not demonising Vladimir Putin. Its objections are based on factual concerns because of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine which have seriously affected the bilateral political dialogue. 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.The sanctions were imposed in a transparent manner, in accordance with its internal regulations.

Updated 26.02.2018


  • Reported in: Issue 40
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Destabilising Russia, Vladimir Putin


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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