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
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Keywords: Eastern Europe, EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
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The political repressions in Ukraine were discussed for the first...

The political repressions in Ukraine were discussed for the first time in Bundestag.

Disproof

It was not a discussion in Bundestag, it was a press conference that was held in a room rented out for commercial purposes in a building for federal press conferences. The press conference was organized by members of Party of Regions (Viktor Yanukovych's party against which the people of Ukraine revolted because of Yanukovych's last minute U-turn on the Association agreement with the EU): bit.ly/2mkuflw,

Crimean budget revenue has doubled since Russia annexed it

Crimean budget revenue has doubled since Russia annexed it.

Disproof

According to Federal Service of State Statistics in Crimea, in 2015 67% of Crimea’s income came from subsidies from the central government, compared to 50% 2013 when Crimea was part of Ukraine, according to a Radio Svoboda analyst.bit.ly/2muLhh6,

The EU is most likely going to ask Russia to...

The EU is most likely going to ask Russia to ‘restore order’ in Donbas and then in Kyiv.

Disproof

No evidence or indications for the claim. Ukraine is a sovereign state, so nobody may ‘ask Russia to restore the order’ there.