Disinfo: CIA will try to repeat a Maidan scenario in Belarus

Summary

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.

See other examples of similar messages: The West supports a bloody post-election Maidan scenario in Belarus; The West wants to prepare Maidan in Belarus and Poland presented a plan of active interference in the domestic affairs of Belarus.

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  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Polish
  • Country: Romania, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Imperialism/colonialism, Anti-Russian, Encircling Russia, US presence in Europe, Alexander Lukashenko, Colour revolutions, Joe Biden, Conspiracy theory, Secret services
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Disproof

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