Lithuania is not independent because it follows the same position as the EU, NATO and the US

Summary

Lithuania should not boast of independence, as over the past three decades it has been following the same position as the EU, NATO and the United States.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about lost sovereigntyexternal control and socio-economic degradation of the Baltic states.

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are sovereign countries, who determine their own domestic and foreign policies, including membership in military and other alliances. 

See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Lithuania campaigns against Belarusian NPP because it has been offended by the EU, The US does not care about the Baltic states and wants Russia to buy them, etc.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: United States, Lithuania, EU
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, NATO, The West
  • Outlet: Baltnews.lt
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Disproof

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