The real aims of Germany’s statement that Aleksey Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok are probably to hinder the Nord Stream 2 project and to impose new sanctions on Russia. The German government has adopted a political position based on ideology. This is why it did not take seriously the opinion of Russian doctors nor that of Professor Leonid Rink, who was involved in the development of Novichok. After Berlin’s announcement about the alleged poisoning of Navalny, a media campaign was launched in order to spread unilateral “evidence” aimed at blaming Russia. The objective is to create tensions between Russia and the West, to put pressure on the Russian Presidency and perhaps to impose sanctions on Russia. A scenario similar to that of other alleged poisonings of Russian opposition figures and former intelligence officials (Litvinenko, Skripal, Verzilov, Kara-Murza) is being played out.
The US military personnel has already arrived in Georgia to take part in the Noble Partner 2020 multinational exercises. The Noble Partner 2020 exercise is being held on the territory of Georgia for the fifth time since 2015. The main goal of the manoeuvres is “maintaining a stable and secure situation in the Black Sea region.” However, it is NATO itself that is destabilising the situation. Cases of provocations by the NATO military have become more frequent. The Alliance regularly increases its presence in the Black Sea, and NATO’s military aircraft are constantly flying dangerously close to the borders of Russia. Under the guise of the myth of the Russian threat, the West is systematically threatening security throughout the world.
A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on NATO and destabilisation.
The claim came after the launch of Noble Partner 2020 and appearance of NATO military personnel and technique in Georgian cities.
Noble Partner is multiannual military exercise cooperatively led between the Georgian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe. The exercise is designed to enhance regional partnerships and increase U.S. force readiness and interoperability in a realistic, multinational training environment. Noble Partner allows participants to conduct situational training exercises, live-fire exercises, and combined mechanised manoeuvres.
NATO's exercises and military deployments in the Black Sea are not directed against Russia – or any other country. Exercises are designed to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. NATO has reached out to Russia consistently, transparently and publicly over the past 29 years.
Here you can see other examples of disinformation on NATO alleged goals in Crimea and its intentions to introduce a fleet to the Azov Sea, provocations against Russia in the Black Sea or the dangers created by the Alliance’s activities in those waters, and preparations for a big war.