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Russia is being constantly provoked and accused by the West

Summary of Disinformation

We are being constantly provoked by the West. These provocations take place, firstly, well, with the aim to increase the degree of tension in relations between Russia and Western countries, the main nuclear states. To raise this degree of tension, when the world begins balancing on the brink of a nuclear war. […] And we already know: here, no matter what happens, we always know the right answer. What answer? Who is guilty? It’s Russia.


No evidence given, This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about West's alleged provocation and Russophobia.

Over the past years, Russia has been accused of election meddling in the US and beyond; Skripal poisoning; downing of MH17; provoking a war in Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea. And recently the Dutch security services expelled Russian spies over plot targeting OPCW. These accusations are supported by evidence.

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Reported in: Issue 123
Date: 19.10.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, The West
Keywords: Provocation, Nuclear issues, War preparation, Vladimir Putin, The West
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi Kanal, timing 4:50
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