East StratCom disinformation claim:

The occupation of the Czech republic continues. Based on new agreement signed by the Czech Armed Forces, one Czech army brigade will be commanded by German Bundeswehr. This is part of the German effort to dominate Europe and prevent the national states from protecting themselves against future waves of migrants.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 14. February 2017

Debunk claim:

The Czech republic is not occupied. The agreement aims to improve the interoperability among Czech, Romanian and German armies. It establishes system of common military trainings and exercises that will allow better cooperation in the case of crises. Ultimately, the Czech government has to approve the participation in those exercises: http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/cr-a-nemecko-se-dohodly-na-spolupraci-4-brigady-a-nemecke-divize/1450452

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Collected by the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) within the framework of the Centre for International Relations‘ project co-financed by the Visegrad Fund in Disinformation Review issue 59. The item is located at row number 24 in the report.

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