Disinfo: There is proof of a formation of a pact against Serbia


Under NATO patronage, a joint military exercise, ‘Albanian Power 19’, is being held in Albania: It’s participants are precisely those countries in the region that Pristina at several occasions in the past few months have summoned to unite against Serbia’s policies.
Albanian, Croatian, Northern Macedonian, Montenegrin and Bulgarian forces, together with the so-called Kosovan Army, are practicing at the military base “Bize” in Albania under the patronage of US, UK, German, Italian, Turkish and Polish instructors.
There is no doubt that this is just the first proof in a row of formation of a pact against Serbia.


The text contains a mixture a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on NATO belligerence, and a conspiracy theory claiming the creation of a military pact in the Western Balkans against Serbia, which would end up occupied by NATO.

The purpose of the exercise was regional cooperation and the improvement of  Albanian military units in the crises periods.

NATO and other Western Balkan countries have no interests in forming a pact against Serbia.


  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: , , Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
  • Country: North Macedonia, Italy, Kosovo, Croatia, Albania, Turkey, Montenegro, Bulgaria, UK, Serbia, US, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: Kosovo, Military, Military exercise, NATO
  • Outlet: Sputnik Serbia
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