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

Summary of Disinformation

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: 24.10.2017
Language: Czech
Country: Europe, International, Russia
Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, War preparation, NATO, The West
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: novarepublika.cz
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