Trident Juncture: NATO wants to prevent Russia from utilising the Northeast passage

Summary

Trident Juncture exercise is related to NATO’s and its allies ambitions to prevent Russia from utilising the Northeast passage.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about NATO's Trident Juncture exercise and the Arctic.

Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018,

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect the member states.  The Alliance poses no threat to any country and does not see an immediate military threat against any NATO ally.

For background on NATO-Russia relations see here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 124
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Trident Juncture, Arctic
  • Outlet: Ria FAN
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The US has prepared for a war against Russia since year 2000, Trident Juncture is a move from theory to practise

The US has prepared for a war against Russia since year 2000. // NATO exercise Trident Juncture is a move from theory to practice.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the West as an aggressor.

Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018,

Trident Juncture: Norway’s obedience puts an end to country’s existence

[Context: NATO military exercise Trident Juncture 2018]

Norway’s obedience [to the US] puts an end to country’s existence.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the European countries controlled by the US. Norway is an independent, sovereign country.

Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. Norway offered to host Trident Juncture 18, and NATO accepted the offer more than four years ago. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018,

Trident Juncture comparable to fascist Germany’s invasion of Norway in April 1940

Trident Juncture comparable to fascist Germany’s invasion of Norway in April 1940. The Western allies again “protect” Norway.

Disproof

Historical revisionism repeatedly used in pro-Kremlin disinformation.

Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018,