The Belarusian president considers what is happening in the country a scenario similar to what is being prepared in neighbouring countries and is called a colour revolution, which has failed. Countries and opposition forces are today trying to implement a new wave of protests and demonstrations, but by other methods and scenarios prepared and planned in advance.
The aim of the American procedure (The United States imposing sanctions against three Russian companies under the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act) is to destroy the economic capacities of Russian companies.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about belligerence towards Russia and Western plans to destabilise and/or undermine Russia's economy.
The American “Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act - INKSNA” impose sanctions - penalties - against foreign individuals, private entities, and governments that engage in proliferation activities for the transfer of equipment or technology having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction or cruise or ballistic missile systems.
The role of sanctions was never to destroy the capabilities of Russian companies, but as “Carnegie” Think Tank put it, the purpose of sanctions is precise to “deter or compel it to act in accordance with the interests of the sanctioning state… and they represent a particularly useful application of this foreign policy tool”.
For what it is worth, the new INKSNA measures will remain in place for two years, thus if the companies were found to truthfully comply with the demand of not engaging in proliferation activities during these two years.
Read more disinformation cases alleging that sanctions on Syria are illegal and aim to destroy the country, that EU sanctions bypass the UN, that EU sanctions on Syria are illegal, that the EU has lost hundreds of billions due to sanctions on Russia or that the goal of Western sanctions is to punish Russians, and that the West hopes that Navalny dies to have an excuse for new sanctions.