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NATO's Stoltenberg: Unless NATO keeps expanding, it will lose its relevance

Summary of Disinformation

Unless the alliance keeps expanding, it will lose relevance and become just another international institution that produces purely declarative products.

Disproof

In his 3 April address to the US Congress, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed why NATO must remain a strong alliance, and in his 25 March press remarks in Tbilisi he explained NATO’s view on Georgia’s membership, but Stoltenberg has not talked about NATO’s relevance being related to its expansion.

A piece of disinformation at the intersection of two long-standing pro-Russian narratives – that NATO has lost its relevance after the dissolution of the USSR, and that the West has failed to keep its word to the USSR to stop NATO’s eastward expansion.

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Reported in: Issue 144
Date: 02.04.2019
Language: Russian
Country: West, The West, Georgia
Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik-Georgia
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