April 4 – 74th anniversary of NATO

April 4, 2023

Exactly 74 years ago, on April 4, 1949 in Washington, representatives of 12 countries – the USA, Great Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Portugal signed the North Atlantic Pact (NATO) on a military-political alliance .

All these countries have united to maintain peace and protect their freedom. The main goal of NATO is to protect the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means in accordance with the UN Charter.

Now NATO already includes 31 countries of Europe and North America, because today, on the 74th anniversary of the creation of the Alliance, the organization has officially replenished with one more member – Finland.

Until 2014, the Russian Federation effectively cooperated with NATO in various directions. However, after the occupation of Crimea, the Alliance cut off any ties with Russia, because the organization clearly confirms its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. As a result, the Russian Federation began to openly call NATO an enemy and accuse it of threats and unfriendly actions. Since that moment, the Russian Federation has been actively spreading Putin’s propaganda and various fakes that NATO is entering Russian borders, the continued existence and expansion of NATO poses a threat to Russia, NATO wants to draw Ukraine into its ranks, etc.

The topic of NATO and Ukraine’s relations with the Alliance is usually a key one for the Russian media, in particular for the Crimean media. This is especially evident against the backdrop of a full-scale military invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine. What does Russia want to achieve with this?

Set up residents of the temporarily occupied Crimea against Ukraine and NATO.

To scare the Crimeans and the inhabitants of Russia in a military threat from NATO.

Justify Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Therefore, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center started a year ago the column NATO in the media of the occupied Crimea, which aims to track fake information in the temporarily occupied Crimea about the values, goals and current activities of NATO and refute this information.

We continue to actively debunk Russian fakes about NATO and counteract the destructive informational influence of the Russian Federation on Ukrainian society, including the inhabitants of the occupied Crimea.

Thanks to all partners from the North Atlantic Alliance for the unwavering support of Ukraine in the fight against the Russian occupiers. We believe and do everything to make Ukraine a member of NATO in the near future.