NATO has unleashed all wars on the planet in the last 25 years

Summary

NATO is the only organization that has unleashed all wars on the planet in the last 25 years. The organisation, which was intended to defend Europe, conducted its first military operation against Europe (in Bosnia, 1994).

NATO is a cynical and aggressive organization, a tool of the United States to establish dictatorship on the planet.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO.

The primary purpose of the NATO campaign in Yugoslavia 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). Read more about disinformation about the war in former Yugoslavia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 144
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe, US
  • Keywords: Yugoslavia, NATO
  • Outlet: Pyatyy Kanal (5 TV)
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In 15 years, NATO has pumped 5 billion euros from Latvia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has become a huge money making machine. Over the past 15 years, NATO has pumped 5 billion euros from Latvia.

NATO members are seen as colonizers and occupiers in the countries where they pretended to install democracy.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO.

The defence expenditure of NATO members "represent payments by a national government actually made, or to be made, during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance".

By creating the pretended “Russian threat” Washington wants its allies to increase their contributions

For the anniversary of NATO the foreign ministers of the member countries met. In the program of festivities, the enemy of always: Russia of course. NATO is again brandishing the so-called Russian threat, this time in the Black Sea in order to further militarise this region of the world.
Moscow does not welcome NATO’s willingness to increase its presence on the ground and, above all, does not see the point to such actions. NATO refers to the 2018 incident in which three Ukrainian military ships were arrested by the Russian authorities in the Strait of Kerch. Moscow then denounced a provocation. This is a violation of key provisions of international law, including of the UN Charter which impose respect of the sovereignty of other states. Military surveillance, chartering ships, all this is very expensive.
The financial contribution of the European member states of NATO is not up to Donald Trump’s expectations. It is precisely by creating these kinds of Russian threats that Washington hopes it will get its allies to invest more money.
Disproof

No evidence given that Washington creates security challenges itself in order to blame Russia. A bilateral treaty between Russia and Ukraine, signed in 2003 and ratified by Russia in 2004, governs the use of the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov, which in the treaty are considered to be the “internal waters” of both Russia and Ukraine.

On November 25 border patrol boats belonging to Russia’s FSB security service seized two small Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels and a tug boat and their crews after opening fire at them, wounding several Ukrainian servicemen. It happened in the Russian-claimed territorial waters, rather than internationally recognised boundaries, after the illegal Crimea annexation by Russia, not recognized by international law.