The strategic aim of the UK Conservative party is Russia’s collapse

Summary

Boris Johnson will hardly become Russia’s friend because the Conservative Party has made a strategic bet, that if something should crumble in the East, they would become the masters. Britain will continue to spare no expense to rock the the political situation in Russia and around it.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West encircling Russia.

See similar disinformation cases about Western "Great Turan" doctrine aimed at creating a ring of unfriendly states along Russia's southern border,  anti-Russian plan for an "Anaconda ring", Western attempts to break Russia up into a few nominally independent states.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 159
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Boris Johnson, Encircling Russia
  • Outlet: Grani Formata @ Sputnik Belarus time 00:05 - 00:26
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine where is claimed that Russia is not part of the armed conflict in Ukraine. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas. Prior debunk of this narrative can be found here. 

The EU condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces since February 2014.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia and Nazism in the Baltic countries.

The disinformation message appeared after Latvia blocked the access to the Baltnews portal. The decision citing EU sanctions to Russia was made after Latvian ministry of foreign affairs indicated that the portal belongs to the Rossiya Segodnya news agency, which is headed by Dmitry Kiselyov, who is on the EU’s list of sanctioned persons. Other Baltic States also recognize Baltnews portals as Russia's state financed propaganda media outlets. (See National Threat Assessment 2017 by the Lithuanian State Security Department).

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at portraying the West as depraved, and Russia as the superior country.

According to the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Russia is in 149th place out of 180 countries.