Disinfo: Lithuania is a cannon fodder for the US


Lithuania is a puppet of the United States. The US is using Vilnius as cannon fodder in international relations. Lithuania is an American tool to destabilise the situation in other countries.


A recurring narrative about Lithuania as one of the puppets of the US.

Lithuania is an independent state with its own domestic and foreign policy. Relations between the US and Lithuania are based on friendship and respect. Washington provides broad support to Lithuania after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The US, as well as Lithuania, does not seek to destabilise other countries. Vilnius supports democratisation in neighbour countries and helps representatives of foreign civil society when it is needed. for example, in mid-August 2020, Lithuania opened a humanitarian corridor for politically persecuted Belarusians. In December 2020, the Lithuanian Government also decided to issue Lithuanian national visas free of charge to regime-persecuted Belarusians.

See other examples of disinformation when Lithuania was presented as a puppet of the US or the West: Lithuania and Poland are competing for the destabilisation of Belarus to please the US; Lithuania is activating its Russophobic policy to please Washington and Brussels; Poland, Lithuania and Latvia promote only American interests in their Eastern policy.


  • Reported in: Issue 269
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/2021
  • Article language(s) Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Lithuania
  • Keywords: Puppets, West, US presence in Europe, Sovereignty
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Disinfo: Berlin put pressure on neighbouring Luxembourg to deny RT's licence

According to reports in the German media earlier this year, Berlin put pressure on neighbouring Luxembourg to deny RT's licence.


Accusations of censorship and attacks against freedom of expression are a recurring pro-Kremlin technique to defend the illicit actions of Russia’s state-sponsored disinformation outlets after local authorities adopt measures against them.

The claim is false. An article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung said there had been a meeting between Luxembourg's intelligence agency SREL, the media regulator ALIA, diplomats and their German counterparts about the possible application of a German-language channel by RT to stream from December. But according to government sources from the Grand Duchy, it had contacted the German authorities in order to ensure that an EU directive for audio-visual media was correctly applied. There is no evidence that the German authorities pressured their counterparts in Luxembourg to deny RT’s operation.

Disinfo: The EU used the Eastern Partnership Summit to launch more fake news about Russia

The big protagonist of the EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit was Russia, despite not being a member of this initiative and therefore not being present. It repeated the same old song of the last months, reprimanding Moscow again and telling it when and how it can move its forces inside Russia and threatening president Vladimir Putin with a high price if he dares to invade Ukraine, while Russia is tired of explaining that it is not a threat to anyone and that it has no conflict with Ukraine.

Of course, the EU doesn’t admit that what is happening in Ukraine is merely a domestic conflict, nor that several of its countries, who are also NATO members, are deploying weapons and soldiers on Ukrainian territory. The EU’s machinery of fake news and falsities continues in full swing.


Several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the EU, Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership initiative.

The Eastern Partnership initiative (EaP) aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union, its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

Disinfo: NATO is adding fuel to the fire to escalate civil war in Ukraine

The development of the situation in Ukraine continues to cause concern - to put it mildly. The NATO countries are increasing the supply of arms to Ukraine, training its servicemen, but they are doing this not for some mythical task of maintaining stability and security, but to add fuel to the fire and escalate the ongoing civil war in the country.


Recurring disinformation narratives about the war in Ukraine, presenting the conflict as a “civil war” as if Russia is not part of the conflict in Donbas, and that NATO is responsible for further escalation.

The war in Ukraine is a well-documented act of aggression by Russian armed forces, ongoing since February 2014. There is irrefutable evidence of direct Russian military involvement in Eastern Ukraine, in the Donbas. Russia is supporting its proxies with weapons, its active-duty soldiers serve there and its top military commanders visit the war zone to coordinate joint efforts with the separatists. Despite all this Russia officially denies its military presence in Donbas.