Disinfo: The Baltics and Ukraine belong to the ’Russian world’, so...

Summary

The Baltics and Ukraine belong to the ’Russian world’, so Moscow would make a pre-emptive strike against Europe if NATO puts its troops there.

Disproof

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Ukraine are not part of a 'Russian world', they are sovereign and independent states of which the three first have joined NATO voluntarily. // Lithuania welcomed the NATO troops: bit.ly/2liobgr, and actually would like to see more of them because of Russia' aggresive behaviour: reut.rs/2loTWEp, // Latvia as well: bloom.bg/2lBVMkz, // Similarly in Estonia: bit.ly/2kerQeQ,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 60
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Baltic states, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Europe, Russian world, NATO
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Disproof

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Disproof

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