Disinfo: The Baltic states are transforming into police-dictatorial states, where representatives...

Summary

The Baltic states are transforming into police-dictatorial states, where representatives of ethnic communities who express different views and opinions are mistreated.

Disproof

One of the criteria the European Council set out for EU membership at the Copenhagen Summit in 1993 was "that the candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and the respect for and protection of minorities". Before joining the EU the Baltic States were subjected to intensive scrutiny by the EU institutions aiming to ensure the rights of the Russian minority. See bit.ly/1SKeBvX, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 19
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Lithuania, Estonia, Baltic states, Latvia
  • Keywords: Ethnic Russians
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All Novorossiya wishes to divorce from Kyiv

All Novorossiya wishes to divorce from Kyiv.

Disproof

Novorossiya does not exist, it is a myth created by pro-Kremlin mouthpieces to defend military aggression against Ukraine. // According to recent poll, 77% of inhabitants of Eastern Ukraine want to "build Europe in Ukraine", 59% of respondents have a positive attitude towards the EU, only 13% want to develop cooperation with Russia: bit.ly/1TEmowZ,