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American bombers over the Baltic Sea might target the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Summary of Disinformation

NATO air forces are active in the Baltic States around the clock. American bombers explore new flight routes over the Baltic Sea, which would correspond to the route of the Nord Stream 2 pipelineThe bomber crews might target the pipeline.



No evidence provided. This disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the belligerent West attempting to encircle and weaken Russia.

The article contains disinformation about Western belligerence towards Russia or Russian Infrastructure, like disinformation about Nord Stream 2.

Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline-project in which companies from NATO member states participate. There are no reasons for NATO member states to attack the gas pipeline-project with NATO bombers.

According to NATO-Fact-Sheet: "NATO Air Policing" is a peacetime collective defence mission, safeguarding the integrity of the NATO Alliance Member’s Airspace. Additionally: "NATO Air Policing is a collective task and a purely defensive mission, which involves the 24/7 presence of fighter aircraft, which are ready to react quickly to airspace violations. This enables the Alliance to detect, track and identify to the greatest extent possible all aerial objects approaching or operating within NATO airspace so that violations can be recognised, and appropriate action taken."

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Reported in: Issue 145
Date: 10.04.2019
Language: Germany
Country: Baltic states, US
Keywords: Nord Stream 2, Baltic sea, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Deutsch
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