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Statements about an alleged "Russian aggression" against Ukraine are used as a pretext to "station more NATO military equipment near Russia's borders".
Recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin media, claiming that the West, more specifically NATO, is encircling Russia. This narrative can be perceived as an attempt to legitimise the repeated massing of Russian military forces near Ukraine.
The European Union expressed its deep concern about the current build-up of Russian military forces near the Ukrainian-Russian border. The High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, speaking on the occasion of this development at the 28th Ministerial Council of the OSCE in early December was quoted as saying
"I am particularly concerned with the continued situation in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, including the recent military build-up by Russia near the border. The European Union is unwavering in its support to Ukraine's independence, unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised border."
It is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO allegedly encircling Russia, about the "Russian threat" as a false idea created and spread by NATO. An attempt to justify the increase in heavy weapons due to the allegedly aggressive NATO policies.
There is no factual evidence to support the article’s claim that the statements about "Russian aggression" are used to station NATO military around Russia. NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. The claim that NATO is encircling Russia is one of the myths about NATO. Russia has land borders with 14 countries. Only five of them are NATO members. Compared to Russia's sizeable forces (several tens of thousands) near NATO borders, the enhanced forward presence in the Baltic NATO members states as well as in Romania and Bulgaria numbers few battalions totalling a few thousand soldiers.
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