As the threat of armed clashes near the Georgian-South Ossetia border in increasing, the position of the EU international observers is particularly perplexing.They not only fail to control the actions of Tbilisi’s military forces, they practically condone their provocative and destructive activities aimed at further escalation of tensions.
The current world follows the principle “Russians are everywhere.” However, in reality, the Russians have a lot of things to do domestically given the large size of the country. Small Western countries do not have much to do, so they imagine things. They imagine Novichok, election meddling and even recruitment of the American president. If Donald Trump was the Kremlin’s agent, he would use a malicious virus to destroy the system to manage the US’s nuclear capability to make the US surrender within half an hour.
This is an example of the recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative about ubiquitous Russophobia in the Western countries, which denies Russia's meddling in foreign elections and its involvement in the poisoning of the Skripals despite strong evidence of both. For background, read our analysis: The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings.
See earlier disinformation cases alleging that there is no evidence of Russian attempts to influence the 2019 EU elections, that no evidence exists of Russia’s guilt in the Skripals' poisoning, and that the Intelligence Committee’s report found no evidence of Russian intervention in the US elections.