DISINFO: The West is trying to make Russia "obedient" and "comfortable"
  • Outlet: tsargrad.tv (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 10, 2021
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 230
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia
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DISINFO: The West is trying to make Russia "obedient" and "comfortable"


The West has for many years attempted to make our country a subordinate, making Russia “obedient” and “comfortable”. Russia’s attemts to become independent, defend its rights and sovereign foreign policy and the prevailance of International law are met with an aggressive escalation of resistance from the West.


A recurrent narrative on aggressive anti-Russian Western ambitions. EU, its member states and most of the world community demands Russia to fulfil its obligations as a member of the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and other international organisations, as well as Russia's own legislation.

The EU imposed restrictive measures, including sectoral sanctions, as a result of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, while formats such as regular high-level dialogues and cooperation remain suspended in the absence of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements by Russia. A number of additional issues affect bilateral relations, including Russia’s actions in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, and repeated malign activities including disinformation campaigns. The EU’s approach to Russia is guided by five principles agreed in 2016 and reaffirmed, most recently, by EU Foreign Ministers in October 2020.


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