Disinfo: Corruption is only one purpose of Rail Baltica

Summary

The Baltic States blackmail the European Union for the purpose of saving the corrupt project of Rail Baltica. This is an economically useless railway. For Europe, it is not an investment but a waste of money.

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The aim of this railway is not to build it. The aim is the endless building of Rail Baltica and putting money into the Baltic states for as long as possible. It has only one business purpose. The passenger and goods trains will ride empty.

Rail Baltic could have a meaning only for the moving of NATO troops. But if this was the real purpose and not a cover for stealing money – the railway would be built already. In fact, the politicians in the Baltic states actually do not believe that it could be Russia’s military aggression in the Baltics, and NATO allies do not want to secure the Baltic states.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation about Rail Baltica project.

Rail Baltica is a key EU infrastructure project to link Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and indirectly Finland with a new European gauge fast conventional railway. It is part of EU's North Sea-Baltic TEN-T corridor. Rail Baltica is financed by the EU as well as by Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. This project has a clear timeline of implementation. The Baltic route should be completed by 2025; the link to Warsaw by 2030.

NATO does indeed have an action plan for the defence of the Baltic states and Poland. The security of the Nordic-Baltic region is in the agenda of Alliance, especially after Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014.

See similar examples of disinformation about Rail Baltic and its “military role”: Rail Baltica is built for the purpose of NATO; “Rail Baltica” is a measure to build up military infrastructure in the Baltic states; Rail Baltica project is the West’s preparation for war with Russia in 2026.

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  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian, Lithuanian
  • Country: EU, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Rail-roads, Corruption, NATO, Russophobia
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