Disinfo: The West wants to set back Azerbaijan by 50 years


The West is keen to set back Azerbaijan by 50 years. It will try to stop Azerbaijan from transforming itself into a powerful, politically and economically developed, contemporary and great international authority.



Conspiracy theory with no evidence. Consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Nagorno-Karabakh.

The European Union continues to support the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The European Union’s bilateral relations with Azerbaijan are based on the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement in force since 1999. In February 2017, the EU and Azerbaijan began negotiations on a new framework agreement with Azerbaijan designed to give new impetus to political dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation. The EU continues to stress the importance of defending human rights and ensuring civil society and freedom of media, expression, and assembly in Azerbaijan.


  • Reported in: Issue 146
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Azerbaijani
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Keywords: Nagorno-Karabakh, The West
  • Outlet: Publika Azerbaijan


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The Mueller report is another proof of how Russia is always falsely accused

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Muller report.

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In Russia, freedom of speech exists but in our own way.

In France, you can only say one thing about Russia, like aggression and that Putin is a dictator. This is freedom to say only one narrative. Let’s take coverage of Ukraine in France. It’s almost like one centre exists which indicates what to write: a democratic country is struggling against Russian aggression. Only a few media outlets mention that there are far right, Nazi forces in Ukraine which march like the Nazis in Germany in the 30s.


No evidence given.

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