Disinfo: Biden's advisor tried to organise a coup in Belarus

Summary

Michael Carpenter, a close advisor to US President Joe Biden, is the organiser of a coup d'etat effort against Belarussian President Aleksander Lukashenka, aiming also to assassinate him and his children.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to organise a coup or colour revolution in Belarus.

There is no reliable evidence to support the claims that there has been an attempt to organise a coup in Belarus, let alone that the US was involved in it.

For more, see the analysis of the Atlantic Council.

Read earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poland is preparing Euromaidan scenario for Belarus, that Belarus will turn anti-Russian in case it does not deepen integration with Russia, that the West's only interest in Belarus is to make it anti-Russian, and that the US plans to turn Belarus into its colony, a coup and foreign military invasion may happen.

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  • Reported in: Issue 242
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Greek
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Belarus, US
  • Keywords: Alexander Lukashenko, Joe Biden, West, Colour revolutions, Coup
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Disproof

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