Disinfo: NATO activities in Georgia pose a serious threat of destabilization in the South Caucasus and to the security of the Russian Federation

Summary

NATO’s increasingly active role in the region is dangerous. The Alliance’s military infrastructure is expanding in Georgia, military exercises are held regularly, with their scale increasing every year, and NATO standards for the armed forces and their management are being introduced, which poses a serious threat of destabilization in the South Caucasus and to the security of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia.

Disproof

No evidence given. For a comparison between NATO activities in Georgia and Russian activities in Georgia, see SOVA News timeline sova.news/2017/09/27/23926/, .
Georgia aspires to join NATO. The country actively contributes to NATO-led operations and cooperates with the Allies and other partner countries in many other areas. Support for Georgia’s reform efforts and its goal of integration in Euro-Atlantic institutions is a priority for NATO-Georgia cooperation. www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_38988.htm,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 82
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Georgia
  • Keywords: NATO

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Military from Kiev beat NATO Lithuanian instructors on the occupied territory of Luhansk People’s Republic, as these instructors had raped two minor girls from the village of Teploe. The official representative of the Luhansk People’s Militia, Lieutenant Colonel Marochko said that the case was investigated by the military prosecutor’s office. Soldiers of one of the subunits of the 14th Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed forces are the suspects.

Disproof

As we reported last week the story about two girls raped by Lithuanian NATO instructors was fake. euvsdisinfo.eu/the-pro-kremlin-pulp-mill/, . As explained in the debunk last week, all of the Lithuanian soldiers are deployed in the Central and Western parts of Ukraine and none is deployed in the south-east part of Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/report/lithuanian-nato-instructor-raped-two-girls-in-donbas/, .

The requirement to register RT as a foreign agent contradict the American principles of freedom of speech

All these requirements [the requirement to register RT as a foreign agent] contradict the American principles of freedom of speech.

 

Disproof

The US doesn’t prohibit RT broadcasting in America, but requires this television company to: submit periodic
disclosures outlining its agreements with the foreign principal, disclose income from and expenditures on behalf the principal, and have
business records of its activities available for inspection by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, a foreign agent must ensure that all informational materials it distributes are conspicuously labelled and filed with the DOJ. www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/reports/agent-of-influence-should-russia-s-rt-register-as-a-foreign-agent,
During the Cold War, representatives of Soviet news outlets (TASS, ‘Pravda’, ‘Izvestia’ and others) were registered agents,” ( www.newsweek.com/time-shine-light-putins-american-propaganda-arm-542642, ).

Further debunking: theins.ru/antifake/73201,

The US is planning to overthrow Erdogan

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Being a NATO member, Turkey is a partner and an ally of the US.