Disinfo: Lithuania neglected its border and human traffickers took advantage of it


Surely you heard that Poland is preventing a planned invasion, blackmail and an attempt of hybrid warfare by Belarus. But if we look months ago, when the first migrants coming mostly from Iraq showed up at the border between Belarus and Lithuania, we see that this place is a sort of blind and weak spot in the security of the border, because the Lithuanian border guards left it at its mercy. This is something that the mafias operating from the origin countries of those migrants know very well, and that’s why they send them there.


The claim is part of an ongoing disinformation campaign on the migration crisis at the EU-Belarus borders, aiming to deflect attention away from Minsk’s responsibility in orchestrating it by accusing Western powers of creating the conditions for a wave of refugees.

There is plenty of evidence showing that Belarusian authorities engineered the crisis by creating a new migratory route in order to put pressure on the EU. Multiple investigations show (see also here) showed that the migrants were brought to Belarus from Iraq, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates in commercial flights, a trip encouraged and supported by Belarusian authorities. Information gathered also suggests that migrants are regularly transported by bus to the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. More information about Lukashenka's role in the organisation of the current migration crisis can be found here and here.

The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that situation on the EU-Belarusian border is not a bilateral issue of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus but a hybrid attack against the whole EU. The vice-president of the European Commission and high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy (HRVP) Josep Borrell stressed that responsibility for the migration crisis falls on the Lukashenka regime.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives, such as claims that the US and the EU are to blame for the migration crisis at the EU-Belarus border, that the EU organised the crisis and will continue doing so in other countries, or that the EU adopts sanctions on Belarus to manage its own internal contradictions.

This disinformation narrative appeared in the same TV programme as the claims that “Fake news about the Belarusian border crisis is part of a total war by the West”, and that “The US is instigating war in Ukraine to boycott the Nord Stream 2 project”.


  • Reported in: Issue 267
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/11/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania, Poland, Belarus
  • Keywords: Migration crisis, Alexander Lukashenko
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Disinfo: In Italy, a tyrannical government has turned police forces into the Gestapo

In Italy, similarly to Australia, New Zealand and other Western countries, a tyrannical government has turned the police forces into a “health Gestapo” exploiting the coronavirus pandemic.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Western governments have exploited the coronavirus pandemic in order to abolish liberal democracies and establish dictatorships.

Various lockdown measures taken by the Western democracies aim to protect public health against the COVID-19 virus, which has killed millions of people worldwide and is a real danger for populations around the world.

Disinfo: Nations are ruled by the dictatorship of the global billionaires elite

Nations have lost their sovereignty and are ruled by the dictatorship of the global billionaires elite.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about secret global elites that dominate the world, control governments and are establishing a dictatorship over the world’s population. In the US, these elites are identified as the Deep State.

Analysts and researchers have pointed out that anti-Western conspiracy theories about all-powerful secret elites are a political tool used by the Kremlin to strengthen the domestic stability of the current regime and expand its influence abroad by emphasising Russia’s moral superiority

Disinfo: The 2020 US presidential election was massively corrupt

The 2020 US presidential election was massively corrupt. In the swing states Trump had a strong lead until the polls closed for the night. Then a wave of false votes was sent to polling stations in large inner Democratic-dominated cities, and by the time the polls were reopened, Biden was mysteriously ahead in every state.


Recurring disinformation about fraud in the 2020 US presidential elections, also aimed at discrediting the United States and liberal democracies.

It is not true, as the article claims, that a wave of false votes was sent to polling stations in large inner Democratic-dominated cities during the night. There is no evidence that the US 2020 presidential elections were fraudulent. Allegations of electoral fraud have been dismissed more than 60 times by different US courts and judges, both Republican and Democrat, due to lack of any significant evidence, including the Supreme Court on two occasions.