East StratCom disinformation claim:

Despite the corresponding article in the statute of NATO (Article 5), NATO will never defend any of its members in case of an attack. For instance, NATO did not intervene during the armed confllict between Turkey and Greece.

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Period/date: 16. November 2016

Debunk claim:

Article 5 refers to protection of NATO members against external aggression. The rest of the statement is speculative.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 48. The item is located at row number 27 in the report.

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