A news report has been fabricated to spread false claims that a child was hit and killed by US armoured vehicles during a NATO exercise in Lithuania.
A blog posted a report that looked like it had been published on the real and very popular Lithuanian news portal Delfi.
RT Arabic’s reporting seems to have shifted in mid-May with the aim of highlighting that Russia intends to remain active in the Mideast for the long term. RT Arabic presented Russian forces as mitigating violence in the region. Also, the opening of talks about S-300 air-defence systems shows that Russia is willing to ensure other regional players’ interests in return for them backing its interests in the region.