Information about the US General Robert Jefferson Asking for the Suspension of Lithuania’s NATO Membership is Satire

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On June 24th, 2022, Russian media outlets (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and individual Facebook pages (1, 2) reported that US Army General Robert Jefferson was calling for the suspension of Lithuania’s NATO membership. The general allegedly noted that due to the blockade of the Kaliningrad region by Vilnius, the world could face a real World War III.

Screenshot: dieta.ru

The claim that US General Robert Jefferson asked for the suspension of Lithuania’s NATO membership status is false and was made up by the satirical outlet Panorama Pub.

Screenshot: panorama.pub

Information about the American General Robert Jefferson was published on Panorama.pub on June 22nd. The website features a disclaimer that the outlet is satirical and all of the content published on it is made up.

Satirical stories of panorama.pub have been presented as real stories in the past as well. For more, see the articles prepared by “Myth Detector:”

 


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Topic: Politics
Violation: Satire
Country: USA
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