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
published by PROTIPROUD – kontrarevoluční magazín Petra Hájka
Period/date: 12. December 2016
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
Documentation for the debunk
published by Unknown
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.