International observers did not question the legality of the Crimean…

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  • Reported in: Issue 73
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Referendum, Crimea
  • Outlet: Sputnik
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The recent bill that forbids smoking in Czech restaurants was…

The recent bill that forbids smoking in Czech restaurants was approved due to the pressure from the German government and the EU.

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The restriction of smoking areas started already in 1989. The first bill that restricted smoking in restaurants was adopted in 2006. Read more about the EU Council recommendations on a smoke free environment here bit.ly/2ts9hon,

The presence of NATO soldiers in the Baltic states is…

The presence of NATO soldiers in the Baltic states is identical to Nazi Germany’s attack on the USSR in 1941.

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All three Baltic States are NATO members since 2004. Joining NATO was a long-term foreign policy priority when all three countries restored independence after 50 years of Soviet occupation.According to NATO, "NATO’s enhanced forward presence is defensive, proportionate, and in line with international commitments": bit.ly/2fZjTZ6, // It was agreed at the 2016 NATO Summit, where it was also repeated that NATO "does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia": bit.ly/29wEikw,

The Baltic states have become just a third-rate yes-man for…

The Baltic states have become just a third-rate yes-man for the US. Soon, they will turn into people-less territories.

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No evidence given. The Baltic states are independent states with independent foreign policies. For example, Lithuania had the OSCE chairmanship in 2011, the EU Presidency in 2013 and Chaired the UN Security Council in 2014, Latvia had the EU Presidency in 2014 and Estonia will soon start their EU Presidency of 2017. Estonia and Latvia are already members of OECD and Lithuania is on the way to become a member.