Disinfo: Biden will cause problems for Russia in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and the South Caucasus

Summary

The team of Biden is set primarily against Russia – it means that the USA will continue to create problems for Russia in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and the South Caucasus. Anything that is bad for Russia is good for America. The US will hinder any cooperation between Moscow and Berlin. The anti-Russian foreign policy will continue to be a priority for the United States. Washington will not be interested in the opinion of the Europeans.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative accusing the US authorities of Russophobia and plans to implement aggressive anti-Russian policies all over the world – this narrative should be perceived as a conspiracy theory. The pro-Kremlin media outlets actively spread the message that the US allegedly pursue a belligerent and hostile agenda against Russia.

The US authorities have repeatedly criticised Russia for destructive effects coming from the Russian military interventions in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and Georgia. Read more about the American perception of security risks coming from the aggressive actions of Russia in the US National Security Strategy.

See similar disinformation cases such as The US plans to turn the Baltic States into an empty field and arena for Drang Nach Osten against Russia; The US wants to force Beijing and Moscow into total geopolitical capitulation and US and NATO actions are escalating tensions in the Caucasus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Libya, Russia, Ukraine, US, Syria
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Democratic Party (US), Diplomacy with Russia, Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, Joe Biden, Russophobia

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CIA will try to repeat a Maidan scenario in Belarus

The vital interests of the American Capital and personal involvement of Joe Biden in the coup d’etat in Ukraine show that once again, Eastern Europe will become the area for American expansion. Such countries as Poland and Romania will be the vanguard of Americanism in the region. Eastern Europe is important for the USA due to the following reasons: cooperation with the countries of the region in order to limit competition coming from the EU; such countries as Belarus and Russia are still not colonised; Russia is still able to resist to the USA. In this situation, the most probable area of increased American interference will be Belarus or Ukraine.

Belarus has managed to defend itself from the failed Maidan, poorly organised by Poland and Lithuania – this time, the CIA may try to repeat this scenario. In Ukraine, the USA is worried about the growing popularity of the pro-Russian parties, so it will try to stop this process at all cost.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative accusing the US authorities of Russophobia and plans to implement aggressive anti-Russian policies in Eastern Europe – this narrative should be perceived as a conspiracy theory. The pro-Kremlin media outlets actively spread the message that the US allegedly pursue a belligerent and hostile agenda against Russia.

The claim that Poland and Lithuania are trying to "organise a colour revolution in Belarus" is also a conspiracy theory. Lithuania and Poland are neighbours of Belarus and continue to support the Belarusian people.

Anti-Belarusian criminal activities are organised from the territory of Poland

The Belarusian authorities express concerns about the confirmed and documented facts of criminal activities organised from the territory of Poland. These activities pose risks to the life and health of the Belarusian citizens, public safety and property situated in Belarus.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations.

No evidence is given for these “confirmed and documented facts” of the anti-Belarusian criminal activities organised from the territory of Poland.

Poland and Lithuania act against their own best interests, refusing to cooperate with Russia

The Polish and Lithuanian elites have a fear of the East, Eurasia, cooperation with Russia and China. We do not know what approach will dominate the policies of the Polish elites – pragmatism and understanding of the value from beneficial cooperation or attempts to construct barriers around Russia, supporting the American and British interests.

The Baltic and Polish elites have a completely irrational and ideologically driven narrow-mindedness – they act against their own best interests, failing to understand that it is better to cooperate with neighbours than to have a hostile position towards them.

Disproof

This message is a part of the Kremlin’s disinformation narrative about Russophobic Poland and Lithuania, which are not interested in having good relations with Russia.

The Polish and Lithuanian authorities have repeatedly stated that these countries are willing to improve their relations with Russia. In a statement of 21 December 2019, the Polish authorities reiterated their openness to continue the historical dialogue with Russia, for example through restarting the work of the bilateral Group on Difficult Issues.