The disinformation story presents the Baltic states as anti-Russian vassals and puppets of the US and includes a conspiracy theory.
The article focused on the collaborative investigation of journalists from LRT, Delfi Estonia, Expressen, Centre „Dossier“, the Kyiv Independent, NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk), Frontstory.pl, Süddeutsche Zeitung, VSquare, WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk), Yahoo News, Re:Baltica.
There is no evidence that the US is behind the leak of the documents referred to or that they are fake. The investigation was published in different media sources after an analysis of the documents by professional journalists.
The leaked Kremlin documents showed Russia state authorities' plans to manipulate and increase influence in the Baltic states using different strategies. The plans were prepared before Russia‘s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The US has no reasonable need to cover up the story about leaked documents with the intelligence assessment of the Ukrainian counter-offensive. After an official investigation, the suspect was arrested.
See other examples of disinformation presenting the Baltic states as vassals of the US: The US and NATO want to turn the Baltic sea region into the anti-Russian powder keg; The Eastern European “limitrophes” are geopolitical scum unable to protect their borders; Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the Baltic states are American puppets.