The Baltic States refuse to celebrate the victory over Fascism

Summary

Soviet occupation is the favourite topic of Baltic politicians, inspired by the Americans.They have big problems in the Baltics.They have borrowed a lot of money from Europe, but now it is time to return it. Adults and young people left to work in other EU countries, only old people and children stayed. The only trump card for those countries is to keep this anti-Russian and anti-Soviet trend. Now, the Baltic states refuse to participate as millions of people of the planet celebrate the victory over fascism. On July 10, 1944, Soviet units liberated the northern part of Vilnius and entered the Old Town, and on July 13, Vilnius was completely liberated.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to revise the history and deny the fact of Soviet occupation of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

On the 23rd of August, 1939, Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a non-aggression (Molotov-Ribbentrop) pact, whose secret protocols divided the territories belonging to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Romania into Soviet and Nazi spheres of influence. The secrets behind the the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact led to World War II and all its consequences. Shortly after the pact was signed, Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany on 1 September and by Soviets on 17 September in 1939, followed by the Soviet aggression against Finland, and in June 1940 - occupation of the Baltic States and part of Romania.

After Germany attacked the USSR in June 1941, the Baltic States were occupied by Nazi Germany until 1944 when the region reverted to Soviet control.

Contrary to the claims of the pro-Kremlin media, the re-capturing of the Baltic States did not bring freedom, but Soviet repressions and occupation, which lasted for 50 years. The estimated war and occupation deaths are at 90,000 in Estonia, 180,000 in Latvia, and 250,000 in Lithuania. Furthermore, It has been estimated that between 1946 and 1953 deportations and guerrilla deaths reached 95,000 in Estonia, 125,000 in Latvia, and 310,000 in Lithuania.

The disinformation message appeared when Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania protested Moscow's plans to celebrate with fireworks the anniversary of Red Army re-capturing the Baltic States' capitals.

It also includes recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Russophobic and decaying Baltic States.

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  • Reported in: Issue 160
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Baltic states
  • Keywords: Occupation, Russophobia, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Baltnews.lt
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The Baltic States are perpetuating the myth of the Soviet occupation

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia cannot stand the situation, when Moscow gets in their face with historical truth, discounting the myths of “Soviet occupation”. Russia and its fireworks remind the nationalists in the Baltic States that they lost the WW2 together with their Führer.

Political successors of Hitler’s accomplices are in power in the Baltic States. They cannot bear the fireworks to honour the liberation of the Baltic cities from Nazis, because these fireworks remind them of their defeat.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Baltic States, with the aim to revise history and deny Soviet occupation.

On the 23rd of August, 1939, Soviet Union and Nazi Germany signed a non-aggression (Molotov-Ribbentrop) pact, whose secret protocols divided the territories belonging to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Romania into Soviet and Nazi spheres of influence. The secrets behind the the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact led to  World War II and all its consequences. Shortly after the pact was signed, Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany on 1 September and by Soviets on 17 September in 1939, followed by the Soviet aggression against Finland, and in June 1940  - occupation of the Baltic States and part of Romania.

Ukraine ignores Minsk agreements

The Minsk agreements will soon be 5 years old, but the Ukrainian authorities have done nothing to implement them.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Minsk agreements, portraying Ukraine as the primary violator of the cease-fire.

In March 2015, the European Council linked the duration of EU sanctions on Russia to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements, acknowledging Russia's responsibility to uphold the Agreements.

Only the Soviet past remains of Ukraine’s space industry

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, independent Ukraine inherited a significant piece of the formerly unified Soviet space industry. After the untimely death of the USSR, Ukrainian space enterprises were literally “left out in the cold.”

Against the backdrop of increasingly brave statements about the “bright future”, in fact, Ukraine is more and more immersed in the pitch dark Middle Ages, in which even rockets mastered in production under the USSR are already becoming some kind of magical technology of forgotten ancestors.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine as a failed state.

In fact, in the space industry, Ukraine cooperates with 30 countries, including China. According to the State Space Agency of Ukraine, from 1991 to 2018, 158 rocket launches were carried out, which were made by Ukrainian enterprises. Ukraine also takes part in the international Antares and VEGA carrier projects.