NATO plans to take over Russian region

Summary

Officials in Kaliningrad in western Russia have mocked a plan for NATO forces to take over this region.

Disproof

This is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western aggression against Kaliningrad.

The origins of this NATO scenario comes from a recent report by the American Jamestown Foundation entitled “How to Defend the Baltic States”, published in October 2019.

The report mention that “three Baltic States—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—face powerful Russian forces” and therefore this report comes to “lay out the military units and force posture, along with changes to Alliance command and control, that would be needed to prevail in case Russia was to spark hostilities in the Baltic States”, after it was proven that "Russian aggression in Chechnya, Georgia, Donbas, Crimea and Syria have proven that military force can be used successfully without eliciting a forceful response from the West".

In addition, during the Warsaw summit in July 2016, NATO has made it clear that "The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Kaliningrad, NATO
  • Outlet: Sputnik Web Arabic
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