After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has significantly strengthened its disinformation campaign NATO

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said on Saturday, February 11, after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, Russia has significantly strengthened its campaign of disinformation. It involves, among others, state media companies Sputnik and Russia Today (RT), which was repeatedly published false materials.

«NATO has to deal with considerable growth of volume of Russian propaganda and disinformation since the illegal annexation of the Crimea», — she told Reuters.

She said that from 2014 on the website of the Alliance «collected 32 Russian myths about NATO, which are systematically used in materials Sputnik, RT and other media in the possession or under the control of the Russian government.»

As the last example Lungescu brought the publication of Russian website Life forged recording of a telephone conversation between NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and prankster who allegedly posed as the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

«This call never happened, and it was a blatant case of disinformation», — said the representative of NATO.

Another example of disinformation occurred in July 2016. Then Sputnik, RT, and other Russian sites have reported the news about the fire at a NATO base in Izmir, calling it deliberate sabotage after a coup attempt in Turkey.

«We contacted Sputnik, RT, and others to make changes in the news, because the fire occurred in the woods at a distance from the base and had nothing to do with it,» said Lungescu.

Note, according to the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass, Russia has stepped up an information campaign to accuse Ukraine of violating the Minsk agreements.




After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia has significantly strengthened its disinformation campaign NATO 12.02.2017

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