East StratCom disinformation claim:

The Czech government is increasing defence spending to prepare the army for the upcoming “Operation Barbarossa II”, replicating Adolf Hitler’s attack on Russia.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 12. December 2016

Debunk claim:

No evidence for this accusation given. Increase of the defence spending shall raise the defense capabilities of Czech Republic, as well as move the country towards fulfilling its NATO commitments: https://www.vlada.cz/cz/media-centrum/aktualne/premier-sobotka-ukolem-ministra-stropnickeho-je-pokracovat-ve-zvysovani-vydaju-na-obranu-a-zintenzivnit-prace-na-modernizaci-armady-151260/. Czech republic still doesn’t meet the target of spending 2% of the GDP on defence: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2016/images/04/15/nato-3_custom1.jpg?iid=EL

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Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 52. The item is located at row number 20 in the report.

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