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US missile defense ships in the Black and Baltic seas pose a threat to facilities in the European part of Russia.

Summary of Disinformation

US missile defense ships in the Black and Baltic seas pose a threat to facilities in the European part of Russia.

Disproof

According to the U.S. Navy, the operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, and combined readiness and naval capability with Black Sea allies and partners bit.ly/2pQGaJ0. According to a former US Ambassador interviewed by Polygraph.info, the US deployed these forces in the Baltic and the Black Seas as a deterrent following Russia’s annexation of Crimea: bit.ly/2oq8kwT

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Reported in: Issue 66
Date: 28.03.2017
Language: English
Country: Russia, US
Keywords: Black Sea, Missile defence system, US presence in Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: TASS
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