“Lukashenko’s illegal opposition”, financed by the West, acquires weapons via…

Summary

“Lukashenko’s illegal opposition”, financed by the West, acquires weapons via Ukraine. The West is planning a “Belarusian Maidan”, it supports nationalism and Russophobia in the country.

Disproof

No evidence given for these claims. The European Union respects the sovereignty of Belarus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: The West, Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: Alexander Lukashenko, Colour revolutions, Russophobia
  • Outlet: Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, YouTube channel, 3:00
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Europeans are “zombified”, that is why many of them advocate…

Europeans are “zombified”, that is why many of them advocate for the DCFTA between the EU and Ukraine. Dutch people realised that Ukraine is a corrupt country whose leaders have blood on their hands so they chose to reject the agreement.

Disproof

Media freedom and pluralism is guaranteed in all Member States of the European Union. EU citizens make their own sovereign choices. The Ukrainian army in Eastern Ukraine is defending the country's sovereignty, territorial integrity and citizens (bit.ly/1RMKnDr), .

Europe will never accept Ukraine into its ranks

Europe will never accept Ukraine into its ranks. // If EU governments allowed their people to express their opinions [similarly to the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine DCFTA] the European Union would dissolve.

Disproof

Leaders of the EU have repeatedly reaffirmed that Brussels regards Ukraine as part of the European family (bit.ly/1z99Q7j), . // The Dutch referendum was not about EU membership. // Participatory democracy is one of the principles on which the working of the European Union is founded (bit.ly/1Qh8dX3), . The right to submit a citizens’ initiative is enshrined in the Treaty on European Union. Such instruments are also available to citizens in the majority of the Member States, be it at national, regional or local level (bit.ly/1qSxCBN), .