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NATO exploits non-existent “Russian threat” to increase its presence close to Russian borders

Summary of Disinformation

NATO is aware that Russia has no intention of attacking anyone, but it is exploiting rhetoric about a non-existent “Russian threat” in order to increase NATO’s presence close to Russia’s borders.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the “Russian threat” as a false idea created and spread by NATO and the US and NATO encircling Russia.

Since the Ukraine crisis, NATO has been genuinely concerned about the security challenges posed by Russia to Transatlantic security.

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Reported in: Issue 155
Date: 22.06.2019
Language: Italian
Country: Poland, Russia, Baltic states
Keywords: security threat, Eastern Ukraine, Hybrid war, NATO, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Italia
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