East StratCom disinformation claim:

The USA is planning to start a war with Russia. The evidence for this is the increased activity of NATO forces in Eastern Europe. Russia by no means provoked these actions.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 4. May 2016

Debunk claim:

As stated by NATO heads of state and government at the Wales Summit in September 2014, “the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest” (http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_111767.htm). NATO’s decision to increase its military presence in the eastern part of the alliance is a response to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine.

Documentation for the debunk


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Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 27. The item is located at row number 5 in the report.

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