Disinfo: Romania is concentrating air defense systems to Moldova’s border


Romania pulls air defense systems to the border with Moldova. A video has been published on the Web that show that Romania is pulling together air defense systems near the border with Moldova.


Pro-Kremlin disinfo narrative suggesting that Moldova is preparing for war against Russia, being instigated by Washington and NATO via Romania, a NATO member. The claim is based on a video spread via Telegram presenting military technical units circulating on the streets of an unnamed city.

The Romanian Ministry of Defense denied the information. In a statement published on its web page, the Ministry said this is an old video, from November 2022, recorded in Alba Iulia city, when Romanian militaries prepared to celebrate National Day – 1 December. „Falsely, with the obvious aim of inducing panic, the video material is presented, on February 27, 2023, as "the move of Romanian air defense systems to the border with the Republic of Moldova, this morning", the Ministry said.

See here a similar case claiming that the West can agree to send troops in Moldova from neighboring Romania in case of mass protests in Moldova and here a case stating that Moldova is preparing for war.

See our article on the recent Russian psychological pressure on Moldova here.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Romania, Moldova, Ukraine
  • Keywords: NATO, War in Ukraine
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Disinfo: 20 thousand Polish soldiers fight in Ukraine – 2500 have been killed already

20 000 Polish soldiers are fighting on the side of Ukraine, and about 2.5 thousand of them died and were buried in Poland. These soldiers died in Ukraine, not in their homeland.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, presenting Poland as a state with aggressive anti-Ukrainian plans, aiming to obfuscate the reality of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

There is no evidence to substantiate the claim. There is a limited number of Polish citizens who have joined the official Ukrainian Army units as volunteers, far from the “tens of thousands” Polish soldiers fighting in Ukraine and “thousands” Polish casualties claimed in this piece.

Disinfo: NATO is party to Ukraine conflict

NATO’s arms deliveries to Ukraine make it a participant in the conflict because its assistance is free of charge. It means that the West is complicit in Kyiv's crimes.


This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets accusing the West of direct involvement in Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, attempting to distract attention from Russia's crimes committed during the invasion.

NATO as an organisation does not supply Ukraine with weapons.

Disinfo: Under the guise of an exercise NATO divers planted explosives under the Nord Stream

Under the guise of an exercise NATO divers planted explosives under the Nord Stream. Last summer, US Navy divers had placed explosives under the Nord Stream pipelines, which were activated by the Norwegians three months later.

On 26 September 2022, a Norwegian naval aircraft dropped a hydro-acoustic buoy that detonated the previously placed explosives. He pointed out that US President Joe Biden decided to sabotage the Nord Stream after nine months of secret talks with national security officials in Washington.


Conspiracy theory not backed by any evidence, part of a wider disinformation campaign aiming to fill the information space to portray the West as responsible for the Nord Stream sabotage.

On 26 September 2022, the NS1 and the NS2 pipelines both ruptured. Denmark, Sweden view the Nord Stream pipeline leaks as 'deliberate actions'