Disinfo: The US will use Europe and Lithuania to push China and Russia

Summary

Washington wants to have others pull the chestnuts out of the fire for them. I.e., use Europe to push China and Russia.

Germany and France will try to avoid the role of American hummer which together with opponents of the US will crash their own interests. But Lithuania, possibly, will joyfully sacrifice for the US.

Vilnius will try to provide the reason for all of Europe why it should be doing things that the US asked. China will be put near Russia on the list of the main “threats” for Lithuania and it will complicate interstate relations. Lithuania will put the Chinese question on the agenda of NATO and the EU. Vilnius also could ensure the permanent attendance of the US military in the region of the Baltic sea.

Disproof

This pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative is presenting Lithuania as a puppet of the US and provider of American interests in Europe.

The relations between the US and Lithuania are grounded on mutual respect and partnership. The US sees Lithuania as “a strong, effective partner committed to promoting democratic principles at home and abroad”.

The statement that the US want to influence the policy of Europe also is groundless. The United States and European states are independent and sovereign members of the international community. They are members of the United Nations of which Article 2 (4) of the Charter states that all Members must respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of other States.

The US is an important ally to the EU but the later policy is not determined by the US, as explained by the EU High Representative. The US and the EU cooperate in areas ranging from agriculture to security, from foreign policy to the environment. This cooperation is appreciated by the parties.

The US also does not need Lithuania to put the "Chinese question" into the agenda of NATO or EU. As NATO member the US could raise actual questions for Alliance on its own.

The EU has its own agenda on China (see for example questions on EU-China relations).

See more similar cases which claim that the US needs the Ukrainian regime to constantly irritate Russia and for Russophobic policy, or that the US targets Russian sovereignty through Navalny and European puppets and that Europe’s geopolitical game is controlled by the United States.

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  • Reported in: Issue 236
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian, Lithuanian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia, China, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany, France, Europe
  • Keywords: Puppets, Europe
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