East StratCom disinformation claim:

NATO announces war policy against Russia: the Alliance has revoked the treaty of 1997 prohibiting the stationing of nuclear weapons in the new NATO member states. This is just another promise breached by NATO, after it had violated the promise given to Gorbachev in 1990 that NATO won’t expand further to the East.

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Period/date: 18. May 2016

Debunk claim:

Untrue. The 1997 Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation is still in force (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_25468.htm). // Repeating an already debunked myth, such a promise was never made (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_109141.htm). This is acknowledged by Gorbachev himself.

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Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 28. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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