East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Baltic countries should show gratitude that they were allowed to leave the Soviet Union peacefully.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 18. November 2016

Debunk claim:

The Baltic States declared independence in 1990 and 1991. 14 Peaceful defenders of independence in Lithuania and 7 in Latvia were killed, hundreds were wounded in attempts by Soviet forces to quell the rebellion: https://www.theguardian.com/world/1991/jan/21/eu.politics, http://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/13/world/soviet-tanks-roll-in-lithuania-11-dead.html?pagewanted=all

Documentation for the debunk

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This information is reported by Source from an EU country in Disinformation Review issue 49. The item is located at row number 1 in the report.

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