Recently, the West and Russia have experienced an unprecedented war, in the political field, where relations between the two sides have been strained since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
The other side of the war is in the media domain, where accusations are exchanged between Western and Russian media about the main causes of the deterioration of the situation in Europe in several areas.
The leader of the Russian paramilitary group “Wagner”, Yevgeny Prigozhin, answered questions from Western journalists from The Guardian, Der SPIEGEL and other newspapers. He claimed that the worsening economic situation in the European Union is now an absolute truth, not propaganda launched by Moscow.
According to him, the creation of the Russian research agency « Internet Research Agency » at the time was to protect the Russian information space from the crude and aggressive propaganda of the anti-Russian theses of the West.
“After the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine Operation and the inclusion of fraudulent content ranking schemes on major foreign sites Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, i arranged a meeting with a group of patriotic bloggers and told them offered all the help they could, and they were willing to work for free to serve our country.” added the head of “Wagner” in his interview.
Yevgeny Prigozhin says that the deterioration of the situation in Europe is no longer a disinformation campaign launched supposedly by Moscow, but the reality following the changes in the relations of Western countries and Russia by imposing a considerable number of sanctions which have negatively influenced the whole world and especially Western Europe.
It is clear that Western countries have suffered in recent months in several areas, particularly economic and energy, given that the sanctions imposed on Russia have led to a major inflationary crisis which has even led to popular demonstrations in many European countries. against the decisions of governments to support Ukraine and wage a long-term war with Russia.