Disinfo: Belarus survived six attempts of colour revolutions inspired by the West

Summary

In 25 years of Lukashenko’s rule the Belarusian state survived not less than six attempts of ‘colour revolutions’ inspired by foreign centres of power with the assistance of local collaborators. All these attempts failed due to high public support to the national authorities and good job done by Belarus’ law-enforcement agencies.

Disproof

No evidence presented to prove the multiple 'colour revolution' inspired by foreign entities in Belarus. The disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood.

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  • Reported in: Issue 133
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/01/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: West, Colour revolutions
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