Disinfo: President of the European Commission and head of NATO visit Vilnius to instruct authorities


The aim of the joint visit of the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to Vilnius is to give strict instructions to Lithuanian authorities on when and what to say and do. It is very important in the situation with migration crisis on the border between Belarus and Lithuania. Every shot of Lithuanian border guards in the direction of Belarus could be seen by Minsk as the beginning of NATO aggression against the Union State of Belarus and Russia.


A recurring narrative presenting Lithuanian authorities as puppets of the EU and NATO.

The joint visit of the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to Vilnius was a sign of solidarity with the situation on the border between Belarus and the EU. Lukashenka's regime is responsible for the mentioned tensions on the border. There is plenty of evidence that the Belarusian authorities have instigated the ongoing crisis.

As was noted on the website of the President of Lithuania, the joint visit of the heads of the European Commission and NATO clearly showed their solidarity and support to Lithuania in the face of an outrageous hybrid attack.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in Vilnius:

For months now, Lithuania has been facing a deliberate, cynical and dangerous hybrid attack. An attack organised by the Lukashenko regime. It is putting at risk the life of innocent civilians, lured to the Belarus border under false promises. Lithuania has been responding to this hybrid attack in a humane and firm way. The European Union continues to stand by your side.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also declared full support for Lithuania in an ongoing situation.

See our articles on the Belarus migrants situation here and here.


  • Reported in: Issue 267
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/11/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian, Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, EU
  • Keywords: Migration crisis, Puppets, Union State of Belarus and Russia, NATO, Ursula von der Leyen
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