Fakes about NATO in the occupied Crimea: main trends for the first three months of 2023

April 10, 2023

In April 2022, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center began to monitor the spread of fakes about NATO in the occupied media of the peninsula, and in June of the same year it began the heading NATO in the media of the occupied Crimea, within which experts are already refuting this information.

We remind you that the Russian Federation has been intimidating the population of the peninsula for years, identifying the Alliance with fascism and saying that it wants to trample Ukraine. And since 2014, the Russian authorities have begun 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 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 and the like.

We want to share with you the main trends in the spread of fake information on the peninsula about the values, goals and current activities of the Alliance for the first three months of 2023.

What changes were traced in the rhetoric of the occupiers during this time?

You can find out more by reading our infographic.