The creators of the liars are raging: Lithuanian Russians are being advised to prepare for war

“Russia reserves the right to defend its national interests. We are appealing to our compatriots in Lithuania. Do not approach airports, seaports, bridges, military bases and units, television centers, fuel depots, or other military or civilian facilities that may be used for military purposes. Have water and food available. If you have such an opportunity – leave Lithuania temporarily, ”such a message in Russian has recently been distributed even on several social networks, as well as in Lithuanian Russian-speaking groups on Facebook.

Facebook photos / Lying on social networks

To imitate the official nature of these recommendations, the account distributing the liars is called “News of the Russian President.”

There was no talk of war

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry, said the phrase “Russia reserves the right to defend its national interests” during a press conference.

However, no recommendations were given to Russian citizens living in Lithuania to prepare for any invasion or other military action.

“As regards retaliation, possible measures are currently being prepared in an inter-agency format.

Both Lithuania and the European Union, through their diplomatic missions in Moscow, have been told that such actions are unacceptable, that the steps taken must be changed and that the situation must be returned to a legal and legitimate course.

“If this is not done, then, of course – and this has been emphasized at all levels in Moscow – our retaliation will be inevitable,” Zacharova said.

She said the retaliation would be “not at the diplomatic level but at the practical level”, but no mention was made of any possible military action.

Trying to panic and break up

Nerijus Maliukevičius, a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (TSPMI) of Vilnius University (VU), called the dissemination of such messages an aim to “purposefully cause panic and divide society”.

Reports of possible Russian “revenge” in the media were similarly appreciated by the military.

An explanatory message was distributed on the official account of the Lithuanian Armed Forces on the social network Facebook.

“The desire to intimidate, cause confusion and distrust in one’s own country is a classic goal of propaganda, which is achieved through information operations. In this case, too, a package of sanctions on Russia has entered into force, which has been agreed by all EU countries.

More specifically, the ban came into force for some goods, ie steel and ferrous metals. Unauthorized goods and passengers travel normally. At this point, lies and imagination are shaken with part of the truth: we see the result, the goals are clear, ”the report reads.

It is also emphasized that Russia’s actions are being actively monitored by Lithuanian intelligence officers.

“To date, there is no direct military threat to Lithuania. We are constantly receiving information and other provocations and threats, but we do not anticipate this and remain vigilant – we are training for that, ”the report emphasizes.

Not the affairs of the president

The allegations in the distributed mock-up mimic a warning issued by the Russian presidential administration, but the institution does not spread such messages in Russia.

The administration page describes the limits of this institution’s competencieswhich states that the administration monitors, inspects, and reports to it on the implementation of federal laws, decrees, orders, and presidential orders.

“The presidential administration ensures the activities of the head of state. Prepares draft laws submitted by the President to the State Duma, ”the activity description states.

AFP / Scanpix Photo / Vladimir Putin

AFP / Scanpix Photo / Vladimir Putin

On the website of the Russian Embassy in Lithuania no similar recommendations are published for Russian citizens. Embassy account Facebook, a social network considered a terrorist in Russia, says an EU official in Russia has protested against the transit restriction. However, no mention is made of possible military interventions.

The publication was prepared in 15 minutes in collaboration with Facebookwhich aims to stop the spread of misleading news on the social network.

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