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NATO is expanding although it should have followed the example set by the Warsaw pact

Summary of Disinformation

NATO is stubbornly expanding towards the east although it should have followed the example set by the Warsaw pact and dissolved.

Disproof

Any comparison between NATO enlargement after the end of the Cold War and the creation of the Warsaw Pact or the Soviet bloc at the end of World War II is an utter distortion of history.

The incorporation of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe into the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact after the Second World War was carried out under conditions of military occupation, one-party dictatorship and the violent suppression of dissent.

When the countries of Central and Eastern Europe applied for NATO membership after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, it was of their own free choice, through their own national democratic processes, and after conducting the required reforms.

This was done through debate, in peacetime conditions, and in a transparent way.

Read more at NATO, Set the record straight http://www.nato.int/cps/ua/natohq/topics_111767.htm?#cl107.

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Reported in: Issue 84
Date: 12.10.2017
Language: Swedish
Country of Origin:
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russian ambassador's opinion piece in di.se
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