Disinfo: Bucharest leads a "raider" policy towards Ukraine

Summary

Romania intensified its territorial claims to Ukraine. It leads a “raider” policy towards Ukraine. Propaganda of Bucharest in Bucovina region is intended to help this process. In this context, the new unrecognised Ukrainian Church started to support Romanians.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy about Romania, with previous record of questioning Ukraine's integrity. There is no evidence that Romania would consider annexing parts of Ukraine. Romania is not conducting propaganda in the Bucovina region. According to the Romanian law, "persons who acquired the Romanian citizenship by birth or adoption and have lost it for reasons non-imputable to them or this citizenship has been revoked without their consent, as well as their descendants to the third degree, can apply to reacquire or can be granted the Romanian citizenship". This refers to Romanian ethnics from different regions, countries.

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  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/05/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Romania, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Occupation, Ukrainian disintegration, Ukrainian statehood
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US AEGIS system in Romania ready to attack Russia with cruise missiles

The US AEGIS system in Romania is ready to attack Russia with cruise missiles. According to information from military analysts, the USA is continuing to expand its missile base in Romania. The Mk 41 vertical launch facility there is designed to attack land targets with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Modernising the Deveselu site poses a real threat to Russia that should not go unanswered, and Moscow has a wide range of possible countermeasures at its disposal. The USA is probably planning to station the BGM-109 Tomahawk land-based US cruise missiles there, which had previously been banned by the INF Treaty.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about missile defence systems. The Aegis missile defence system (Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence System) is not in violation of the INF Treaty. The US State Department issued a detailed rebuttal of Russian allegations of US noncompliance with the INF Treaty in 2018. According to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (2016): the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System is part of the European Phased Adapted Approach, designed to protect European NATO allies, and U.S. deployed forces in the region, against current and emerging ballistic threats from the Middle East. U.S. Naval Forces ruled out the possibility of targeting the Russian Federation with the "Aegis Ashore" system. The Romanian Defence Minister Teodor Melescanu also reiterated on 7 February 2019 that "Aegis Ashore" was a strictly defensive system. The missile defence stations, also known as "Aegis Ashore", are technically based on the Mk41 launchers (in accordance with the INF Treaty) used on ships, which can also launch cruise missiles. According to the US government they are modified that they can only launch defence missiles and not offensive ground-to-ground missiles, concludes the Research Services of the German Bundestag in 2018 (P.2, in German).

The Baltic States are organising provocations against Russia to get NATO's attention

The Baltic States perform provocations against Russia, hoping to get as much support from USA and NATO as possible. But there is a line when a presence from the NATO in those three countries changes from symbolic to offensive. This makes it necessary for Russia to set up a military rapid reaction Force along the borders to the NATO countries.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western Russophobia and alleged anti-Russian projects in the West, as well as about Western attempts to encircle Russia. See similar cases here and here.

USA might change its name to Socialist States of America

According to a survey, performed by the Gallup institute, 43 per cent of Americans have a positive view on Socialism. 44 per cent of the Americans born between 1980 and 1990 want to live under Socialism. This is because of a rapid decay of moral standards and economy. Of course the global elites are attempting to curb this development. During the Presidential campaign of 2016, Hillary Clinton, representing the Globalist Elites, managed to use manipulation and violent acts to stop “Socialist” Bernie Sanders, who would have had real chances to compete against Donald Trump.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, presented without evidence.