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Lithuania is occupied by NATO

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This message is a conspiracy consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Baltic states under external control. Lithuania made a sovereign decision to become part of NATO, joining on the 29 March 2004 by depositing their instruments of accession with the United States Government. Lithuania’s membership in NATO is based upon the provision set forth in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania: “to guarantee the security and independence of the country, welfare of the citizens and their fundamental rights and liberties”.

Generally, lost sovereignty is one of the most common pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives. Pro-Kremlin disinformation sources like to claim that certain countries are no longer truly sovereign. Examples of this narrative are numerous: Ukraine is ruled by foreigners, the Baltic states are not really countries, the EU is directed by Washington.

See also 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: 05.04.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: The West, Lithuania
Keywords: NATO, Conspiracy, Baltic states
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Berestje-News
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