The Maidan turned in to a civil war. The clique seized power in the capital and immediately began suppressing the citizens who opposed the overthrow of the legitimate government. The junta began to suppress the peaceful resistance of the Southern and Eastern oblasts of Ukraine. That eventually led to a civil war in Ukraine. On the one hand, there was a fascist clique with its own Bandera ideals, on the other, those who did not recognise the coup that had taken place in the country.
A Blitzkrieg against Belarus did not succeed, so Lithuania and Poland will likely take an even more active position on Belarus in the near future. Lithuania is turning into a gathering point for the Belarusian opposition. Vilnius tries to raise its scores in the EU by turning into the main manipulator of the Belarusian processes.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to stage a colour revolution in Belarus, particularly through Lithuania and Poland.
It contains the word 'blitzkrieg' which is casually used as a generic description for the style of manoeuvre warfare practised by Germany in WWII. Hence, it intends to build an absurd parallel between Nazi Germany's actions against the BSSR and USSR, on the one hand, and alleged present-time Western aggression against Belarus. The accusation of Nazism/ Fascism and building a link to Nazi Germany is one recurring techniques of pro-Kremlin outlets, read our past analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.
Large-scale protests began in Minsk on August 9 against the results of the presidential election, and then spread to other cities. People revolted against election fraud and police violence towards thousands of rally participants. By early December 2020, over 30,000 people have been detained in Belarus since the election, and over 150 of them were declared political prisoners.
In early October 2020, the EU imposed restrictive measures against 40 individuals responsible for repression and intimidation against peaceful demonstrators, opposition members, and journalists in the wake of the 2020 presidential election in Belarus, as well as for misconduct of the electoral process. The Council added 15 members of the Belarusian authorities, including Alexandr Lukashenko, as well as his son and National Security Adviser Viktor Lukashenko, to the list of sanctions, on 6 November 2020.
See earlier disinformation cases claiming that Warsaw and Vilnius trying to turn the Belarusian protests into a civic conflict and make a Russophobic limitrophe out of Belarus, that Hitler's Nazi officials are not less Belarusian heroes than Kalinowski, that West has approved a new ‘Barbarossa’ plan to attack Russia.