Disinfo: Ukraine has lost Crimea because of NATO enlargement to the…

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 72
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO, Crimea

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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The future accession of Ukraine to NATO means an inevitable…

The future accession of Ukraine to NATO means an inevitable war between Russia and the West because NATO is approaching Russian borders and will get another common border with Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. The claim about NATO "expansion" misrepresents the process of NATO enlargement. NATO does not "expand" but considers the applications of candidate countries which want to join. See: bit.ly/269ONPz;, bit.ly/2e6J8oV;, bit.ly/2eFPg9s, .

A unit of women snipers from the Baltic states arrived in Luhansk

A unit of women snipers from the Baltic states has arrived on the frontline into Luhansk oblast.

Disproof

No evidence given. MIA Istok is a notorious disinformation-spreading outlet misrepresenting the events in the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine.