East StratCom disinformation claim:

There is nothing wrong with “spheres of influence”, and Russia is going to prove it.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 4. December 2016

Debunk claim:

Russia committed itself to create a Europe without spheres of influence. See the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and Russia: “NATO and Russia will seek the widest possible cooperation among participating States of the OSCE with the aim of creating in Europe a common space of security and stability, without dividing lines or spheres of influence limiting the sovereignty of any state.” http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_25468.htm

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 51. The item is located at row number 28 in the report.

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