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


“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.


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


  • Reported in: Issue 24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: West, Alexander Lukashenko, Colour revolutions, Russophobia


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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