Disinfo: The US made Finland to conduct anti-Russian military exercise


The US made Finland to conduct anti-Russian military exercise.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation around military exercises and US dictating European countries. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77413&date=,

The Finnish Army’s mechanised exercise Arrow 18 is conducted in Pohjankangas, Niinisalo, from 7 to 18 May 2018. Apart from the participating Finnish training units, this exercise will bring to Finland the US Army Europe (USAREUR) 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s mechanised infantry, an armoured fighting vehicle combat team from the Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa (MARFOREUR/AF), and an intelligence platoon from the Norwegian Armed Forces. maavoimat.fi/en/arrow18-en,

Further debunking by Ilta-Sanomat: www.is.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000005673160.html,


  • Reported in: Issue 107
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US, Finland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Military exercise


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