Disinfo: Maia Sandu’s mission is to help Biden create a sanitaire cordon around Russia

Summary

Maia Sandu, with Filat behind her, will help Biden create a cordon sanitaire around Russia.

Disproof

This message is in line with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative, which presents the good relations of NATO or United States with Eastern European countries as actions aimed to encircle Russia.

No evidence given. The claim appears a reaction to a Facebook post by the former prime minister of Moldova, Vlad Filat, in which he congratulated Joe Biden with his victory in the US elections. This post is presented as a proof that the candidate in the Moldovan presidential election, Maia Sandu, who used to be part of the same party as Vlad Filat, is committed to "ally" with the USA to the detriment of Russia. Maia Sandu did not comment in any way on the results of the US presidential election.

See here a similar case claiming that NATO Secretary-General encourages Joe Biden to clash with Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Maia Sandu, Encircling Russia, Joe Biden

Disclaimer

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US army seized a server in Germany, operated by Scytl, through which the elections were rigged

The Trump administration has already discovered that the server of the US electronic voting systems was located in Frankfurt, Germany. The US military has launched a special operation in Germany and seized a server through which the elections were rigged. A Spanish company, Scytl, which was serving the mentioned Dominion in Frankfurt, was funded by George Soros and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital with $40 million. One of the main shareholders of the company is Bill Gates. It was also revealed that the aforementioned company had a direct connection to the election headquarters of Joe Biden and the US Democratic Party.

Disproof

The story is part of an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of the 2020 US presidential election.

The false claims followed a Zoom call last week that featured Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, suggesting that “US Army forces” had seized servers from the Frankfurt office of the software company Scytl. In his recorded remarks, Gohmert said he had heard from “former intel people” that Scytl maintained data that could be “gleaned” to prove Republican votes had been changed to Democratic ones in the Nov. 3 election.

Belarus needs to abandon multilateral foreign policy in favour of closer alliance with Russia

The colour revolution guidelines did not work in Belarus. Belarus can only preserve its independence in civilisational unity with Russia and in close political, economic, mental, cultural, and humanitarian alliance with it. If Belarus-Russia contacts do not continue strengthening, sovereignty will weaken. The multilateral foreign policy aims at tearing Belarus apart from Russia. The wording about neutrality in Belarus’s Constitution seems like an attempt to terminate membership in the CSTO. This can be followed with the stationing of the NATO military base in Belarus.

Disproof

This publication is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about colour revolutions in the post-Soviet countries, particularly in Belarus, and promotes the concept of Russian civilisation. It calls for abandoning independent Belarus's foreign relations with all countries but Russia and criticises the constitutional norm about aiming towards neutrality, using a groundless claim about prospects for stationing NATO military bases in Belarus.

The claim about a West-driven colour revolution in Belarus is a conspiracy. Massive protests in Belarus began in Minsk on August 9 against the results of the presidential election, and then in other cities. People revolted against election fraud and police violence towards thousands of rally participants. Read more about Belarusian protests here.

Trump’s supporters are humiliated and denigrated just as Russian minorities in the post-Soviet countries

As in any other Banana Republic, or be it Banana Empire, the results of the presidential elections in the US will be decided in courts and on the streets. Whereas one-half of the population is allowed to do anything, the other half has to pay, apologise, and observe strange vans arriving at night to polling stations with unknown cargo, then suddenly Joe Biden gets thousands of new votes. Now millions of Republican voters can be in the shoes of ethnic Russians in many post-Soviet countries. Deprivation of political rights, constant denigration, complete and total dehumanisation, accompanied with CNN journalists’ speeches that everything is going well the way it should be.

Russophobic politicians in the post-Soviet countries, such as Volodymyr Zelenskyy or Maia Sandu, happen to address the Russian minority, which is humiliated and deprived of any rights, with the words about national unity and love. Just like Joe Biden addressed Trump’s supporters. It is no coincidence that the rhetoric of Biden and American puppets in the post-Soviet space is similar. This is because the American “colour revolution” was planned and implemented by the same people who tried these techniques in Ukraine, Georgia, and some other countries, where “young democracies” with bloody hands and big love for local Nazi collaborators came to power.

Anyway, in case Trump loses and the life of his supporters becomes an inferno, they could move to Oregon, where the possession of hard drugs was decriminilised. Therefore we speak about a great power in the past, which hates half of its citizens, crashes its civilised institutions, and offers people struggling with total decay to find a way through drugs.

Disproof

This article is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about rigged US elections, West-driven colour revolutions, Russophobia in Ukraine, Moldova and elsewhere, Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries as US puppets, and elite-subordinated US mainstream media,

As our past analysis says, the Kremlin and its media continue supporting various claims on election fraud in the US which have been carefully scrutinised and debunked. The claim about humiliated and denigrated Trump's electorate is ungrounded, and the analogy with the ethnic Russians in Ukraine or Moldova is false. Russian minorities are not deprived of political rights, denigrated, or dehumanised there as alleged. Furthermore, the publication uses a Nazi link to the authorities of post-Soviet countries, a common method used by pro-Kremlin outlets to discredit foreign actors.