East StratCom disinformation claim:
There is nothing wrong with “spheres of influence”, and Russia is going to prove it.
Documentation for claim
published by Вечер с Владимиром Соловьевым
Period/date: 4. December 2016
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
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.