Disinfo: The German army has entered Baltics where it can reach Leningrad

Summary

The German army [as part of NATO’s forces] has entered the Baltic countries from where it can reach Leningrad.

Disproof

Neither Germany nor other NATO members have intentions to attack Russia. NATO's decision to increase its military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance is a response to Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine. The UN GA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia's illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states. As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest".

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  • Reported in: Issue 31
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s)
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Germany, Baltic states
  • Keywords: NATO
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Disproof

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Disproof

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