Disinfo: Belarus is implementing an independent policy when Ukraine and Baltic states live under external control

Summary

The West wants to see a “compliant” Belarus with a different foreign policy course but Minsk, unlike the Baltic states, has not accepted external control.

The West cannot forgive Belarus for implementing an independent policy unlike Ukraine and the Baltic states, which lives under external control.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine and the Baltic states and presenting them as a puppets of the West.

Ukraine and the Baltic states are independent states and members of the Organisation of the United Nations. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are also full members of the European Union and NATO. The statement that these states are under external control is groundless.

See similar cases accusing Ukraine and the Baltic states as puppets of Western powers: Joe Biden will use Ukraine against Russia; Lithuania is not an independent state and does not have an army; US political uncertainty temporarily gives the Baltic states a larger degree of sovereignty.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Baltic states, Belarus
  • Keywords: West, Puppets

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