East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Baltic states are plotting to attack Russia, shown by the arrival of NATO troops in the Baltics as the largest troop presence in the region since WWII and furthermore all three countries are nearly bankrupt due to their anti-Russia foreign policies.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 10. February 2017

Debunk claim:

Debunked many times before. 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/. The economies of the Baltic States have prospered since joining the EU: according to Eurostat, GDP per capita at market prices has grown 45% in EE; 39% in LV & 42% in LT since 2004.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Source from an EU country in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 3 in the report.

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