Disinfo: NATO is making preparations for war against Russia

Summary

NATO is making preparations for war against Russia.

Disproof

"The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest": bit.ly/29v2Bej,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue35
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/07/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: War preparation, NATO

Disclaimer

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The US government gave spoken promise to Gorbachev that NATO…

The US government gave spoken promise to Gorbachev that NATO will not expand further to the East. There are Nazis in power in Ukraine. There is a civil war in Ukraine, no Russian military involvement.

Disproof

NATO never made such a promise. This claim ignores the basic fact that NATO cannot "expand", the candidate country asks the allies be let in. See bit.ly/2a9K8Jt, // Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that (bit.ly/1Tdu8Qw), // Even Vladimir Putin admitted Russia had / has “people there [in Ukraine] who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” bit.ly/1S1YCdq,

In case of a global war, NATO will abandon its…

In case of a global war, NATO will abandon its allies.

Disproof

No evidence given. Even during the recent summit, the heads of NATO countries once again stressed that "the greatest responsibility of the Alliance is to protect and defend our territory and our populations against attack": bit.ly/29Clz6e,