Disinfo: Without Russian gas, Europe will slide into the Middle Ages


European countries have entered a long-term energy crisis and are now rolling into the Middle Ages. News from Western Europe is reminiscent of what once came from countries like Bolivia. High inflation is accompanied by rationing of resource consumption imposed by the state,

So, in Germany, enterprises stop working due to unaffordable electricity bills.


Pro-Kremlin narrative on the energy crisis in Europe amid the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, subsequent Western sanctions on Russia and Russian retaliatory measures reducing gas supplies. This narrative plays into the Kremlin's claims that the West is collapsing. Kremlin seeks to pressure and blackmail the European governments and create public panic over energy insecurity / energy costs.

EU member states have carried out several actions both at national and EU level. They have in particular adopted a regulation to fill gas storages and share them in a spirit of solidarity, diversified supply sources and committed to reducing gas demand by 15% this winter. Despite recent developments, and in particular the cut of Russian gas flows via Nordstream I, Europe is prepared for this winter. EU underground gas reserves have been filled by 82.5% of their capacity, well ahead of the 1 November deadline set in the gas storage regulation.

See more disinformation cases on energy issues amid invasion of Ukraine.


  • Reported in: Issue 308
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/09/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Europe, Germany
  • Keywords: Energy, West, Invasion of Ukraine
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Disinfo: Moldova decided to ban flights to Moscow under Kyiv’s pressure

The (Moldovan) decision to ban flights to Moscow was made under pressure from Kyiv.


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No evidence was given to support the claim. Moldova suspended all flights to the Russian Federation in February 2022, after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, on September 9, 2022, the private company AIR Moldova announced that it will resume flights to Moscow on October 1, 2022. Days later, the National Civil Aviation Authority announced a ban on any flights to Russia citing ”aeronautical safety and security” concerns.

Disinfo: The EU turning into an economic appendage of NATO

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A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about an alleged loss of sovereignty of the EU and its member states. Pro-Kremlin outlets often portray European states as vassals, puppet-states or colonies of the US and NATO.

Contrary to the claim, the European Union is a sovereign entity created by the voluntary initiative of European nations and it has its own, independent foreign policy, while the US has no say in its decisions.