DISINFO: If Polish colour revolution in Belarus fails, the EU will cut subsidies to Warsaw
  • Outlet: imhoclub.by (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 12, 2021
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 266
  • Countries / regions discussed: EU, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Baltic states
Andrzej Duda Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Migration crisis US presence in Europe Puppets Colour revolutions

DISINFO: If Polish colour revolution in Belarus fails, the EU will cut subsidies to Warsaw


Polish President Andrzej Duda called Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya as well as authorities of the Baltic states, Ukraine and Georgia to discuss the migration crisis. This means US embassies in Eastern European countries communicated among themselves. Given that neither the EU nor NATO support Warsaw, Polish diplomats imitate foreign policy activities. Only Americans will profit from the escalation in Europe.

If Poland does not succeed in replacing the Belarusian authorities as a result of colour revolution, the EU will do its best to replace the Polish authorities. To do so, the EU will cut subsidies to Poland, thanks to which it thrived economically. Poles will get a punishment regime forcing them to love European values and listen to foreign advisers [...].


This publication is in line with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and the “lost sovereignty” of Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, and the Baltic States.

There is no basis for the claims that Poland or other western countries tried to organise a coup in Belarus or that they are trying to destabilise the country.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election on 9 August 2020, which were not monitored by independent experts, and are largely considered fraudulent by both international observers and a big part of the Belarusian society.

The EU member states perceive the situation in Belarus in a unanimous way, appealing to the Belarusian authorities to stop violence, release political prisoners and organise democratic elections in Belarus. On 12 August 2020, the Parliaments of Poland and three Baltic States presented a joint statement protesting against political repressions taking place in Belarus and appealing to organise free and democratic elections in this country. On 19 August 2020, the European Council called Belarusian elections neither free nor fair.

The publication also obfuscates the actual reasons behind the migration situation at the Belarus-EU border.

Earlier, European Commission President von der Leyen has stated that the situation on the EU-Belarus border is "the attempt of an authoritarian regime to try to destabilise its democratic neighbours". Similarly, High Representative Borrell has highlighted that the Lukashenka regime is weaponising human beings as a tool for political purposes by giving migrants false expectations and putting them in a situation of extreme vulnerability.

See our articles on the Belarus migrants situation here and here.

Contrary to the publication, both the EU and NATO expressed their support to Poland in the ongoing migration crisis.

On 12 November 2021, NATO issued a statement on the situation at the Polish-Belarus border saying, “The North Atlantic Council strongly condemns the continued instrumentalisation of irregular migration artificially created by Belarus as part of hybrid actions targeted against Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia for political purposes.”

See other examples of disinformation claiming that CIA and Pentagon prepare Belarusian protestors in Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states, that the West needs to tear away from Russia its strategic partner and ally Belarus, and that Latvia is governed by the US embassy clerks.


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