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Ursula von der Leyen is demonizing Russia to demonstrate her assertiveness

Summary of Disinformation

Ursula von der Leyen engages in Russophobia to show that the EU has a powerful and willful leader. A woman who was previously a gynecologist must show she is assertive.

Her, and the rest of German establishment, like all German aristocrats, suffer from the [German field marshal Friedrich] Paulus complex: they can’t forgive Russia for Stalingrad.

Ursula von der Leyen is either not well versed in today’s politics, or is consciously playing the game of many, which sells well both in the US and the EU: demonizing Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the EU and Russophobia.

The disinformation message appeared in the context of Ursula von der Leyen telling media that the EU should continue sanctions to Russia. Read the interview here in German.

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Reported in: Issue 158
Date: 19.07.2019
Language: Russian
Country: EU, Germany
Keywords: Ursula von der Leyen, Russophobia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokhazhet @ Pervyi Kanal [7:49 - 9:05; 12:06 - 12:45]
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