Disinfo: NATO expanded aggressively after 1989 // NATO promised not to…

Summary

NATO expanded aggressively after 1989 // NATO promised not to move to the East in 1990.

Disproof

The claim about NATO "expansion" misrepresents the process of NATO enlargement. NATO does not "expand" but considers the applications of candidate countries which want to join. See: bit.ly/269ONPz;, bit.ly/2e6J8oV;, bit.ly/2eFPg9s, . In any case, no such promise was made bit.ly/1qQ3wHH, . This fact was acknowledged by former Russian President Gorbachev himself in 2014 in an interview for (pro-Kremlin outlet) Russia Beyond the Headlines bit.ly/2a6FHvM, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 61
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/02/2017
  • Keywords: Eastern Europe, EU/NATO enlargement, NATO

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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There has been a nuclear accident in France, that is…

There has been a nuclear accident in France, that is the reason for the nuclear cloud over Europe.

Disproof

No evidence given. Aeronet is a notorious distributor of pro-Kremlin disinformation. There is no nuclear cloud over Europe, and no evidence of any nuclear accident in France bit.ly/28ZZZHS, .

European countries accuse Ukraine of releasing a radioactive isotope into…

European countries accuse Ukraine of releasing a radioactive isotope into the continent’s atmosphere.

Disproof

No European publication has reported that the leak originated in Ukraine. Only Russian media, such as RIA Novosti Ukraina, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Anna News, Forum.msk.ru, Operativnaya Linia, Otkrytaya elektronnaya gazeta claimed that the source of the leak was Ukraine. According to the Independent ind.pn/2m70708, , the traces found in Northern Europe could have been inadvertently released by a pharmaceutical company that produces radioactive medicines. Russian media regularly publish stories about what it calls extremely dangerous Ukrainian nuclear power plants, predicting that Ukraine’s atomic sector is on the point of collapse and it has been debunked before by StopFake. Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency states that there were no nuclear mishaps in Ukraine that could have resulted in an iodine-131 leak. bit.ly/2n30sBD,

Swedish society is willing to watch as their country is…

Swedish society is willing to watch as their country is raped. Sweden is today the proud holder of the title of “Rape Capital of Europe”.

Disproof

Sweden does have 63.5 reported rape incidents per 100,000 citizens, however, this is attributable to differences in how a country reports crime. In Sweden, each case of sexual violence is reported as a separate incident, for example, if someone says they were raped by a partner every day for a fortnight, officers will record 14 potential crimes. In other countries, the claim could be logged as a single incident. The definition of rape is also broader in Sweden than it is elsewhere.
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