Plans for ethnic cleansing in Latvia

Summary

American special operations forces will carry out ethnic cleansing of Latvians that are native Russian language speakers during a military exercise that begins on May 12.

Disproof

No evidence given. No NATO exercise is scheduled to take place in Latvia during that time, nor is any U.S. Army Europe-led exercise. This is playing into a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at alienating the Russian speaking minority in Latvia euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Latvia&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77163&date=,

For an in-depth analysis of the story, see the DFRLab.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 106
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Latvia, US
  • Keywords: ethnic cleansing, ethnic tension, NATO, Ethnic Russians, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Facebook post
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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