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NATO uses false “Russian threat” as pretext to expand its presence near Russian borders

Summary of Disinformation

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


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the “Russian threat” is a false idea created and spread by NATO and the US to encircle and weaken Russia.

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine is the source of NATO's concerns about the challenge Russia poses to the post-Cold War security order in Europe.

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 28.06.2019
Language: Italian
Country: Poland, Russia, Baltic states, Lithuania
Keywords: security threat, Eastern Ukraine, EU/NATO enlargement, Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, Hybrid war, Russophobia, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Italia
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