DISINFO: US wants to capture Kaliningrad and exchange it for Crimea
  • Outlet: tsargrad.tv (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 20, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Ukraine, Russia

DISINFO: US wants to capture Kaliningrad and exchange it for Crimea


The U.S. [Air Force] Commander’ statement about the seizure of Kaliningrad means that, in fact, US wants to capture Kaliningrad and exchange it for Crimea. All this may ultimately lead to a global nuclear conflict.


No evidence given that US would intend to Kaliningrad and exchange it for Crimea. U.S. General Jeffrey Harrigian did not refer to any "plans" to conquer Kaliningrad. He said that "If we have to go in there to take down, for instance, the Kaliningrad IADS (Integrated Air Defense System), let there be no doubt we have a plan to go after that". If Russian aggression out of the strategically located Kaliningrad enclave required a US response, he continued, "it would be a multi-domain, very timely and effective capability that we would bring to ensure we have the access we need in that environment". Read more about this statement on Polygraph. To find more disinformation cases about Crimea, click here.


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