Disinfo: People of the Baltic states will become foot soldiers and cannon fodder of NATO

Summary

The non-motivated military activities of NATO near the border of Russia in the Baltic sea are showing the destructive role of the alliance in East European countries.

Growing military activities in the “Eastern flank” or “Eastern front” are provoking Russia’s response.

The main problems of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn today (and in the future) are the aggressive agenda of NATO and the perspective of becoming cannon fodder. West is using controlled territories of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as a bridgehead for aggression (against Russia).

The independent military and political role of the Baltic state is not visible. The fate of authorities and people of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia is to become foot soldiers in the game of elder NATO’s partners.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, portraying NATO as an aggressor and presenting Baltic states as the puppets of an alliance.

NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia in 2014, because of Russia's actions against Ukraine, including the illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea. NATO has a dual-track approach to Russia: strong deterrence and defence, including through the Enhanced Forward Presence in Poland and the Baltic States, and meaningful dialogue. Learn more about NATO-Russia relations here.

The statement about Baltic states as “bridgehead for aggression” against Russia is false. NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia. The Alliance indicated this position in the Brussels Summit Declaration in 2018.

The Baltic states became full members of NATO in March 2004. In Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, alliance membership is seen as the ground of the security of the region. For example, society in Lithuania has a strongly favourable opinion of NATO.

See other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation presenting NATO as an aggressive alliance and Baltic states as an outpost against Russia: Baltic states are turned into large military training ground; NATO strengthens its power near the border with peaceful Russia; NATO uses “Russian threat” to justify its actions.

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  • Reported in: Issue 232
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Latvia
  • Keywords: Baltic sea, West, Encircling Russia, NATO, Baltic states, Warmongering
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