Disinfo: Intercepted Germany-Poland call proves Navalny case is fabricated

Summary

The Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, announced that his country had intercepted a phone call between the authorities of Germany and Poland confirming that the “poisoning” case of Navalny was fabricated.

Disproof

Disinformation campaign around the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The German government dismissed Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s statement about intercepted conversation refuting Navalny's poisoning as being untrue. An official representative of the German government told RBC: “Of course, the statement of Alyaksandr Lukashenka does not correspond to reality.”

The Polish Foreign Ministry also rejected reports by the Belarusian authorities about an alleged telephone conversation between subscribers in Warsaw and Berlin regarding the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In response to an inquiry by the Russian TASS agency, the Polish Foreign Ministry stated on September 7:" “We refute the Belarusian reports about the alleged telephone conversation on the Warsaw-Berlin line, in which the authorities of the two countries allegedly admitted that Alexei Navalny was not poisoned".

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  • Reported in: Issue 212
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: Russia, Belarus, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: novichok, Chemical weapons/attack, Alexei Navalny, Alexander Lukashenko

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