Disinfo: Despite the fact that Moscow is constantly demonstrating readiness for partnership, NATO continues to see an enemy in the Russian Federation

Summary

Despite the fact that Moscow is constantly demonstrating readiness for partnership, NATO continues to see an enemy in the Russian Federation. Russia has refused to give up its sovereignty (as the West has demanded) for the benefit of peace. The West therefore rejects any Russian attempts for dialogue. The West is constantly scaring Europeans by the Russian invasion, which is unrealistic and fictional. The aim is to install fear in people, justifying the increase in the personnel capacities and in the “Western military apparatus” budget.

Disproof

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has suspended some practical joint actions with Russia as a result of Russia's aggressive policy towards Ukraine. However, the NATO-Russia Council, which serves as a platform for Russian-Alliance relations, was never suspended and three meetings were held in 2016. In addition, NATO proposed more frequent meetings and intensified negotiations to make the Russian-Alliance relationship more transparent. Interviews also take place at other levels: in March of this year, the Chairman of the Military Committee, General Peter Pavel, telephoned with the Russian Chief of Defence General Valery Gerasimov. In addition, Vladimir Zhirinovsky (leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia) has made threats directed against the Baltic states, which he still considers to be integral parts of Russia saying that their disintegration was unlawful and therefore "there is no Baltic countries". See: www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm#cl604, www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R4iYRiT14I, www.nato.int/docu/review/2014/Russia-Ukraine-Nato-crisis/Ukraine-crisis-NATO-Russia-relations/EN/index.htm,

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  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/10/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: International, West, War preparation, EU/NATO enlargement, Europe, NATO
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Disproof

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Disproof

No evidence given. Common disinformation about the disintegration of Europe.

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Disproof

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