DISINFO: NATO is running a complex propaganda campaign against Russia
  • Outlet: globalresearch.ca (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 12, 2017
  • Outlet language(s): English
  • Reported in: Issue 54
  • Countries / regions discussed: Germany, Ukraine, Russia
Propaganda Democracy Europe Crimea Elections NATO MH17

DISINFO: NATO is running a complex propaganda campaign against Russia


NATO is running a complex propaganda campaign against Russia. It includes several elements, like accusations that Russia interfered in the US elections; intervened in Ukraine and Crimea; threatens German elections and European democracy. An important component of the campaign is the statement about Russian involvement in the MH17 tragedy.


The mentioned conclusions come from various credible sources, and are not originally NATO statements (although NATO agrees with the conclusions). The US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the US election nyti.ms/2iO7d5e, , the International Criminal Court has concluded that Russia intervened illegaly in Ukraine bit.ly/2ftv6iT, , Angela Merkel and German intelligence have stated that Russia's interference can threaten German elections and democracy bit.ly/2jPBdNu, . Russia's involvement in the MH17 tragedy has been proved by the independent investigation by the JIT bit.ly/2d980Nz, .


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