Disinfo: Baltic States ignored the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

Summary

The Baltic States ignored the international forum in Jerusalem devoted to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. They probably did it to avoid shame, given their support to nationalist Nazi collaborators.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi/Fascist Baltic States.

The Baltic States did not ignore the commemoration of the Holocaust victims. Lithuanian and Latvian presidents attended the ceremony to commemorate the victims of Holocaust in Poland. Lithuanian and Latvian speakers of parliament attended the forum in Jerusalem.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Baltic states
  • Keywords: Holocaust, Nazi/Fascist, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli on Rossiya 24
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