East StratCom disinformation claim:
People in the Baltic states were better off in the Soviet Union compared to nowadays. Sending NATO forces to the Eastern flank of the Alliance is a provocation against Russia.
Documentation for claim
published by ТВ Центр – Официальный сайт телекомпании
Period/date: 13. February 2017
Debunked many times before. During the post-war period, the USSR priorities were not the investment in industry, but the repression of the national resistance movement and the militarization of the territory. The Baltic States as a whole were Soviet economy donors http://bit.ly/2lBzobb whereas now, the Baltic economies are doing well in comparison see e.g http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/economy/vilnius-in-top-3-cities-of-future-financial-times-rankings.d?id=70423228, http://www.vm.ee/en/estonia-5-years-european-union. The enforcement of the eastern flank is a response to Russia’s aggressive foreign policy and actions in Ukraine.https://euvsdisinfo.eu/a-masterclass-in-disinformation/
Documentation for the debunk
published by DELFI EN – The main Lithuanian news portal in English
published by Avaleht | Välisministeerium
published by EU vs Disinformation | Don't Be Deceived, Question Even More
This information is reported by Source from an EU country in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 12 in the report.