Lithuanian Members of the European Parliament are ardent Russophobes

Summary

Lithuanian Members of the European Parliament are among the most ardent Russophobes (citing the EU Parliament’s vote on a resolution that calls for the EU to counteract anti-EU propaganda by third parties, especially by Russia).

Disproof

The resolution is about counteracting anti-EU propaganda. Voting "for" does not indicate Russophobia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 50
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Lithuania, EU
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Russophobia
  • Outlet: Baltnews.lt
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Western mainstream media lack objectivity

There is a dependency and a lack of objectivity in Western mainstream media. According to them, Putin is guilty of everything.

Disproof

Repeating an already debunked disinformaiton. See above.

The enlargement of NATO in Eastern Europe was imposed by the USA

The enlargement of NATO after the Cold War was imposed on Eastern European states by the USA. Russia received assurances that NATO will not expand further East in 1990.

Disproof

No evidence given as regards the imposition of NATO membership by the USA on Eastern European states. The alleged promise that NATO will not enlarge further east, which was supposedly given to Gorbachev during negotiations on the reunification of Germany, is not recorded anywhere, is not part of any treaties, and was even denied by Gorbachev himself ().