Disinfo: Western "games" could lead to tragedy

Summary

The West is playing a dangerous game during European security negotiations, which could push the world towards chaos. The US and its allies might aggravate the situation and cause tragedy.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US, war in Ukraine and the escalation at the Ukraine-Russia border.

This claim appeared amid an ongoing disinformation campaign about Russia's military build-up on the Ukrainian border, in an attempt to deflect any Russian responsibility for the situation. These tensions are a result of Russia’s actions since late October 2021; Russia has conducted a military-build up along the Ukrainian border, including the deployment of as much as 190,000 troops, as well as of certain specialised military units, electronic warfare systems and heavy-armoured vehicles. This has been substantiated by satellite images and intelligence from the USUkraine and NATO, among other countries and institutions.

The US does not aim to escalate relations with Russia and is not preparing for military conflict. "The United States does not want conflict. We want peace," the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated. The US president Joe Biden warned Russia on 19 January 2022 that it “would pay dearly for full-scale invasion”.

The European Union has stated that it will be standing firmly and decisively with Ukraine in front of any attempt to undermine its territorial integrity and sovereignty and has warned of severe political consequences with high political and economic costs for Russia if it proceeds with further aggressive actions. This has been recently reaffirmed by High Representative Josep Borrell noting “there is no security in Europe without the security of Ukraine,” and by the statement of the European Council on 24 January 2022.

Read our recent articles on 7 myths of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Russian military buildup near Ukraine, and Kremlin fabricated pretexts for further invasion to Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 272
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/02/2022
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, EU, US
  • Keywords: Destabilising Russia, War in Ukraine

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The trial of the January 13 case in Lithuania is political and toxic

The trial on the case of events of 13 January 1991 in Lithuania is political and toxic.

Vilnius is accusing Soviet soldiers of a clash with civil people but does not provide any evidence. Russia has many times accused Lithuania of violation of international law in the case of January 13. Lithuanian authorities are implementing a Russophobic course.

Disproof

The case contains historical revisionism and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the events of 13 January 1991, accusing Lithuania of Russophobia.

Lithuania officially restored its independence of state on 11 March 1990. Moscow used political and economic pressure to keep the republic as part of the USSR. In January 1991, Soviet troops together with the KGB's special forces “Alfa” seized the TV tower and building of the Radio and Television Committee in Vilnius. During these events, 14 civilians died, and many were injured. The civilians were peaceful and unarmed. They tried to protect the TV tower and Committee of Radio and Television from being attacked by Soviet soldiers.

NATO is not a defensive alliance, it attacks countries illegitimately

Middle Eastern people, for instance from Libya, Afghanistan or Iraq, know from their own experience that NATO is not a defensive alliance. What they did in Belgrade is also very far from what a peaceful organisation would do.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative concerning NATO's alleged aggressive policies.

NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. NATO members are only obliged to join hostilities if a member state was attacked in Europe or North America. Article 5 was invoked only once, after the 9/11 attacks.

Globalists and Judeo-Masons artificially create new strains of coronavirus to reduce the population

The variability of the COVID-19 virus (the rapid emergence of new mutations, strains) does not occur only in a natural way but is artificially stimulated by the globalist and Judeo-Masonic forces, the enemy of God and humans. Their goal is to reduce humanity. This makes the fight (including vaccination) against this evil more meaningless or ineffective.

Disproof

Anti-Semitism and disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination, in line with common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a "shadow government of globalists" ruling the world and aiming to reduce world population through pandemics and vaccination.

This is part of a disinformation campaign on coronavirus, well documented by both media and governments. Elements of this campaign were widely reported by Russian and international publications, and by the European External Action Service.

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