East StratCom disinformation claim:

NATO is running a complex propaganda campaign against Russia. It includes several elements, like accusations that Russia interfered in the US elections; intervened in Ukraine and Crimea; threatens German elections and European democracy. An important component of the campaign is the statement about Russian involvement in the MH17 tragedy.

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Period/date: 12. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The mentioned conclusions come from various credible sources, and are not originally NATO statements (although NATO agrees with the conclusions). The US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in the US election https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/06/us/politics/document-russia-hacking-report-intelligence-agencies.html?_r=1, the International Criminal Court has concluded that Russia intervened illegaly in Ukraine http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT, Angela Merkel and German intelligence have stated that Russia’s interference can threaten German elections and democracy https://euobserver.com/political/135830. Russia’s involvement in the MH17 tragedy has been proved by the independent investigation by the JIT https://www.om.nl/onderwerpen/mh17-vliegramp/presentaties/presentation-joint/

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Additional information

This information is reported by Promote Ukraine in Disinformation Review issue 54. The item is located at row number 21 in the report.

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