East StratCom disinformation claim:

Western democracies keep trying to defile Russia and that is why they “create” the Russian threat and now even support the option of a direct military conflict between NATO and Russia.

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Period/date: 30. August 2016

Debunk claim:

Neither the US nor other NATO members have intentions to attack Russia. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_133169.htmNATO’s decision to increase its military presence in the Eastern part of the Alliance is a response to Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine. The UNGA Resolution 68/262, which condemned Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine, was supported by 100 United Nations member states http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/a_res_68_262.pdf

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values think-tank in Disinformation Review issue 40. The item is located at row number 2 in the report.

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