Disinfo: The Baltic States and Poland face a new aggressor: the United States

Summary

The Baltic States and Poland face a new aggressor: the United States.

Disproof

The claim is based on an eight-month-old fake Trump statement that the Baltic States should move to Africa if they don’t like their neighborhood More details on StopFake. A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US presence in Europe, portraying Europe as a vassal of the USA and trying to undermine the sovereignty of the West. Russian disinformation sources like to claim that almost all European countries are no longer truly sovereign and the United States dictate policies to the EU and its member states.

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  • Reported in: Issue 48
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/11/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US, Baltic states
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The Luhansk Peoples Republic is a young and independent state

The Luhansk Peoples Republic is a young and independent state whereas the Ukraine government is ruled by a fascist junta that took power through a coup.

Disproof

The international community does not recognise the so-called "presidential and parliamentary elections" held in Donetsk and Luhansk ‘People's Republics’ on 2 November 2014. These were held contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Minsk Protocol, signed within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group, and obstructing efforts to find a sustainable political solution to the crisis. The far-right Right Sector (often depicted as "fascists" by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that

The US cannot afford a war with Russia

The US cannot afford a war with Russia due to their many corporate bancruptcies, their low rate of full-time employment (no higher than 48%), and because 47% of all US citizens don’t have access to emergency care.

Disproof

Most importantly, a war between the US and Russia is not in anyone's interest and has not been signalled by the US in any way. bit.ly/29Clz6e, Bancruptcies in the US in January 2016 were down from in January 2014.bit.ly/2fIBPWx, The unemployment rate in the US is at 4.9%, as much as 81.7% of employed people are working full-time bit.ly/2fJcSXz, . According to research from 2009, 71% of the US population have access to emergency care. bit.ly/2fv0hr8,

Sweden is a conformist and degenerated country

Sweden is a conformist and degenerated country with no freedom of speech.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about West's moral decay. The narratives presented are well-known in the pro-Kremlin description of Sweden. Contrary to that description, Sweden is ranking as number 3 on the global democracy index for 2015 and is this year celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Press Act – a pillar of democracy and the first in the world of its kind.