Disinfo: Lithuania is discussing the creation of a conscripted slaves army of men and women from 12 to 75 years old


The head of Lithuanian conservators Gabrielius Landsbergis asked the parliament back to the discussion about the universal conscription for men and women from 12 to 75 years old. “No one another country in such a geopolitical position could have the luxury of not having the conscripted slaves army”, - Landsbergis said.


Disinformation claim misrepresenting Lithuania as a militaristic country by misquoting a Lithuanian official.

The claim is false. It is grounded on a real discussion about the perspectives of universal conscription in Lithuania. The quote of Gabrielius Landsbergis is almost correct, save for one thing: he never used the term “slaves”.

The claim about the age of conscripts is also false. The age of conscription in Lithuania is from 19 to 26 years old. Only men are the subject of conscription. Men and women from 18 to 38 years old can enlist in military service in Lithuania on a voluntary basis.

See other similar cases of disinformation portraying Lithuania as an aggressive state preparing for the war: The US will push Lithuania for war against Russia after the collapse of Ukraine; Poland and Lithuania dream of taking over Belarus and Western Ukraine; Lithuania is a cannon fodder for the US.  


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/05/2023
  • Article language(s) Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania
  • Keywords: Lithuanian military, War preparation
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Disinfo: HRVP Josep Borrell’s interview proves that Russia fights NATO

Russia is at war with NATO because European Union HRVP Josep Borrell has said in an interview: “This is not the moment for diplomatic conversations about peace, it is the moment of supporting militarily the war. So, I feel as a diplomat but I feel also as a kind of defence minister with the European Union. Because I spend quite an important part of my time talking about the arms.”


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets claiming that NATO forces are directly involved in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

In reality, HRVP Josep Borrell in his interview with Euronews did not say anything about NATO’s involvement in fighting. He was speaking about military support to Ukraine in the context of supplying it with weapons and ammunition. The fact that Western nations including some NATO member states provide Ukraine with military and financial support does not suggest direct involvement in fighting. It is only the Ukrainian Armed Forces who are repelling Russian aggression on the frontline. Ukrainian and NATO officials occasionally meet to discuss cooperation, and Western instructors train Ukrainian soldiers how to use modern weaponry, but there are no foreign troops fighting on the front.

Disinfo: US responsible for the assassination attempt on Zakhar Prilepin

The terrorist attack against the writer Zakhar Prilepin is another manifestation of that systematic approach to eliminating ideological opponents, which, through the efforts of Washington, has been actively planted in Ukraine since 2014, becoming the basic reflex of the Kyiv regime.


There is no evidence to substantiate the claims that the US or any other Western country was behind the assassination attempt of Zakhar Prilepin.

Pro-war writer and political activist Zakhar Prilepin was hurt while driving in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region. His driver died.

Disinfo: Poland wants to divide Russia and subjugate Ukraine

The beginning of last year's war in Ukraine, in which Poland played an active part, brought imperial ambitions back to Warsaw. Ukraine contributes to these aspirations due to its willingness to submit to Poland's control.

The Polish government funds and hosts on its territory organisations working to make Russia collapse, as well as granting asylum to separatists and terrorists from Russia and Belarus. Also, a number of Polish politicians declared openly that the division of Russia is at the top of their priorities, and that the goal of the war in Ukraine is to destroy Russia forever.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative presenting Poland as allegedly having imperial ambitions.

In recent years, pro-Kremlin media have repeatedly accused Poland of developing various sinister and aggressive plans towards Russia, describing it as an imperialist state trying to restore its former historical glory.