Disinfo: The West will always consider Russia to be medieval

Summary

The West will always consider Russia to be medieval as the West has different interests and the West will never let Russia be alongside it and gain the moral right to conversation.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western policies towards Russia. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77319&date=,

Foreign ministers of the EU have unanimously reconfirmed the relevance of the five guiding principles agreed in March 2016 for the EU's policy towards Russia. They provide a flexible framework for EU relations with Russia, allowing firmness on EU values and  selective engagement where there is a clear EU interest. www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/fac/2018/04/16/, The EU is Russia's main trading and investment partner, while Russia as the EU's fourth is also its largest oil, gas, uranium and coal exporter.
https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/russia/720/russian-federation-and-european-union-eu_en

  • There is in fact a clear record of strong cooperation between the EU and Russia, dating back to 1994, when the two sides negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Russia was identified as a strategic partner for the EU, and was the only country with which the EU held summits not once, but twice a year. A new EU-Russia agreement was being negotiated up until 2014, at which point talks were unfortunately suspended due to Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Negotiations were also in train on visa facilitation. There was also cooperation between the EU and Russia on a number of foreign policy issues, some of which continues to this day. The EU and its Member States have maintained a clear policy of reaching out to Russian society and youth, mainly through the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and other people to people contacts.
  • NATO has consistently worked hard to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s, through the Partnership for Peace and creation of a NATO-Russia Council, and specific cooperation in the Western Balkans on and issues like counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism. In fact, as NATO points out, no other NATO partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similarly comprehensive institutional framework: http://bit.ly/2e0TZnG.
  • In 1997, Russia was invited to join the G7 group of major advanced economies in the world, thus forming the G8. (At the time, Russia ranked 14th to 17th in the list of countries according to GDP: http://bit.ly/2dWb51l; http://bit.ly/2ejhOpw; http://bit.ly/2dqu4jQ). In 2006, President Putin hosted the G8 summit in Saint Petersburg. Russia's membership of the G8 was suspended in 2014 because of its illegal annexation of Crimea.
  • Russia joined the Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, in 1996.

For more on EU-Russia relations see https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/35939/european-union-and-russian-federation_en

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 108
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Destabilising Russia, The West
  • Outlet: 60 minut @Rossiya 1, 37:30
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation of Ukraine and Nazis https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=ukraine&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=

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Provocation: Nobody knows whether Skripal and his daughter were in hospital in the first place, Novichok can be found in many other countries

Salisbury attack was a provocation. Nobody knows whether Skripal and his daughter were in hospital in the first place. Because, according to specialists, if they had been poisoned with such a dangerous substance, as the British claim they have been, then they wouldn’t have survived. It has been revealed that the Novichok nerve agent, allegedly used in the attack on the Skripals, can be found in many other countries.

 

 

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

According to police statement issued on behalf of Yulia Skripal, she states: "I was discharged from Salisbury District Hospital on the 9th April 2018." news.met.police.uk/news/statement-issued-on-behalf-of-yulia-skripal-302508,