East StratCom disinformation claim:

The deployment of US military forces in Baltic states sets the pretext for the beginning of military conflict with Russia, which is expected to start before the inauguration of American President-elect Donald Trump

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 9. January 2017

Debunk claim:

The deployment of multinational troops in Baltic states and Poland was approved in July 2016 at the NATO summit in Warsaw. The expected size of 4000 soldiers is designed to provide security guarantees and bolster deterrence on the eastern flank.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Collected by the Prague Security Studies Institute within the framework of the Centre for International Relations’ project cofinanced by the Visegrad Fund in Disinformation Review issue 54. The item is located at row number 7 in the report.

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