East StratCom disinformation claim:

Russia is not a threat, the civil war in Ukraine is.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 11. July 2016

Debunk claim:

There is not a “civil war” in Ukraine, there is Russian military aggression. // The simulated attacks by Russian warplanes on USS Donald Cook, the abduction of Estonian security service operative, Eston Kohver, the repeated violation of the Baltic states’ airspace, military threats against EU Member States and dozens of other provocations by Russia suggest Russia wants to be perceived as a threat. See e.g.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/full-list-of-incidents-involving-russian-military-and-nato-since-march-2014-9851309.html

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 34 in the report.

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