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NATO troops’ participation in Georgian military trainings compelled Putin to open new military bases on Georgia’s occupied territories, to hold referendum in South Ossetia to change the name of this region.

Summary of Disinformation

NATO troops’ participation in Georgian military trainings compelled Putin to open new military bases on Georgia’s occupied territories, to hold referendum in South Ossetia to change the name of this region.

Disproof

No evidence given. It is a common trait of pro-Kremlin disinformation to claim that hostile actions taken by the Kremlin are due to a provocation from NATO/ the West/ the EU. NATO supports the wide-ranging democratic and institutional reform process underway in Georgia, who aspires to be a member of the organisation bit.ly/2pKw00E.

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Reported in: Issue 69
Date: 08.05.2017
Language: Georgian
Country: Georgia
Keywords: Russo-Georgian War, NATO, Vladimir Putin, Referendum
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Geworld.ge
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