East StratCom disinformation claim:
NATO is not a defensive alliance, but an alliance for waging offensive war. Western journalists justify NATO’s actions by alleged Russian aggressive behaviour e.g. in Ukraine – which is not true.
Documentation for claim
Period/date: 12. July 2016
“The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest”: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_133169.htm // For “no Russian threat”, see above.
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 39 in the report.