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NATO destroyed FRY because it was preventing the Western Balkans to join the EU

Summary of Disinformation

Pro-Russian Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) was preventing the Western Balkans to join the EU and represented an obstacle for US’ plans on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. This is the reason of NATO’s aggression against FRY.

Disproof

No evidence given. The primary purpose of the campaign was to end violence and repression and force Milosevic to withdraw his military, police and para-military forces from Kosovo (see NATO statement from 1999).

At the North Atlantic Council meeting on April 12, 1999, NATO expressed support for the "political aims of the international community: a peaceful, multi-ethnic and democratic Kosovo in which all its people can live in security and enjoy universal human rights and freedoms on an equal basis".

The NATO's military intervention was not intended for the facilitation of EU integration or gas plans, but ensure that "all the countries of south-eastern Europe to enjoy peace and security".

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Reported in: Issue 142
Date: 24.03.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Yugoslavia, EU, US
Keywords: Yugoslavia, EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Tsargrad TV
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