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Due to a very high decline in Lithuania’s population, the country will be depopulated in 20 years

Summary of Disinformation

The population decline in Lithuania is so rapid that virtually no people will remain in the country in twenty years. Hence, Lithuania will not need any nuclear energy sector as kerosene lamps will suffice for the remaining people.


This message is consistent with pro-Kremlin narrative about the socio-economic and demographic degradation in the Baltic states because of their membership of the EU. See earlier disinformation case alleging that the Baltic states are dying because they chose not to be with Russia.



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Reported in: Issue 148
Date: 26.04.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Lithuania
Keywords: Nuclear issues, Baltic states
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus
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