It is impossible for a person poisoned by Novichok to recover, which indicates the existence of a plot against Russia.
NATO is moving its infrastructure to the borders of Russia, absorbing more and more new states, including Ukraine and the Baltic states. The very essence of NATO’s existence boils down to the fact that this organisation is intended to confront. Now the North Atlantic Alliance is literally creating a military training ground near the borders of Russia.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO allegedly pursuing a belligerent and hostile anti-Russian agenda and encircling Russia. NATO has repeatedly emphasised that its course is in no way directed against Russia or any other state. NATO’s objectives are set out in the 1949Washington Treaty which forms the legal basis of the alliance. Thetreaty states that parties “are resolved to unite their efforts for collective defence and for the preservation of peace and security”. NATO’s main mission is not to prepare for war, as Russian media claim, but rather to maintain stability and appropriate levels of defence readiness in its member countries. NATO does not "absorb" the Baltic states. NATO has taken defensive and proportionate steps in response to a changed security environment. Following Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine, Allies requested a greater NATO presence in the region. NATO's presence in the region is at the request of the host nations and enjoys significant public support. A 2016 Gallup poll found that most people in Allied countries in the Baltic region associate NATO with the protection of their country. NATO forces uphold the highest standards of conduct, both on and off duty. NATO is not encircling Russia. Russia's land border is just over 20,000 kilometres long. Of that, less than one-sixteenth (1,215 kilometres), is shared with NATO members. Russia has land borders with 14 countries. Only five of them are NATO members. Read the most common fakes about relations between Russia and NATO here.