June 27, 2018  |  Updated June 27, 2018

#BalticBrief: Russia Editorializes Saber Strike

By Nika Aleksejeva
(Source: Twitter/@2dCavalryRegt)

On June 3, a major NATO exercise “Saber Strike” kicked off in Poland and the Baltic states. Due to the proximity of the exercise to Russian borders, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that the exercise would not go unnoticed. The Kremlin used the opportunity to strengthen its common narratives about NATO presence in the Baltic states and Poland that @DFRLab has reported on before.

NATO — Local Enemy?

A day after the exercise started, Sputnik Latvia published a story about the exercises taking place on the streets of Latvia and among civilians.

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