East StratCom disinformation claim:
The US government gave spoken promise to Gorbachev that NATO will not expand further to the East. There are Nazis in power in Ukraine. There is a civil war in Ukraine, no Russian military involvement.
Documentation for claim
published by Úvodní strana | ParlamentniListy.cz – politika ze všech stran
Period/date: 9. July 2016
NATO never made such a promise. This claim ignores the basic fact that NATO cannot “expand”, the candidate country asks the allies be let in. See http://nato.int/cps/en/natohq/115204.htm // Ukraine’s electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm#cl507) // Even Vladimir Putin admitted Russia had / has “people there [in Ukraine] who deal with certain matters, including in the military area” http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50971
Documentation for the debunk
This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 35. The item is located at row number 18 in the report.