East StratCom disinformation claim:

Slovakia, similarly to other countries of Eastern Europe, is under NATO dictatorship. NATO is planning to use its military bases in the region to attack Russia.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 5. June 2016

Debunk claim:

All NATO members are independent and sovereign countries. All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single Ally accepts it. // As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, “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/topics_111767.htm#cl101).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 30. The item is located at row number 10 in the report.

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