Disinfo: Biden promised war on Russia

Summary

Biden has virtually promised a war on Russia.

Disproof

This is another pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the aggression of the USA which supposedly threatens Russia.

Joe Biden, the now President-Elect of the USA has not promised a war on Russia. Biden has declared that Russia should be held accountable for interference in elections if it is proven. In the same piece, you can read his other criticisms of Russia, and belief that Russia wants to break up NATO and the EU. Nowhere has the President-Elect talked about, or threatened, any sort of war with Russia.

See also another case about one more possible war in Ukraine if Biden comes to the presidency.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Joe Biden

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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