The Baltic States and Poland are blowing Belarus up from the inside. The West loudly reproaches Russia for “interfering in the affairs of Belarus” – and this is at the very moment a number of Western countries brazenly put pressure on Belarusian society and the state. Vilnius faces two challenges. Firstly, position themselves as the main fighters against the Russian world (of which Lukashenka is considered a part, as well as the way the Belarusian president communicates with his people). Secondly, to actively make money on this positioning – given the deplorable state of the Lithuanian economy, the country really needs money. Warsaw needs an obedient (or better yet, a puppet) regime in Minsk to create an image of Poland as a regional power, thereby increasing its influence and opportunities within the European Union.
The symptoms identified by Navalny are absolutely different from those that occur when poisoning with toxin. Samples that could confirm the “poisoning” will not be provided to Russia. Minsk had intercepted the conversation between Warsaw and Berlin, which refutes the statement about the blogger’s poisoning.
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". Context: Belarusian state-run media circulated a tape in which two people calling each other Nick and Mike talk about Navalny. It follows from the conversation that the poisoning of Navalny was allegedly falsified in order to increase pressure on Russia and force it to refuse to interfere in the affairs of Belarus. Alyaksandr Lukashenka previously claimed that this was an interception of a conversation between Berlin and Warsaw. Unlike many other media, RIA Novosti did not include any denials of the authenticity of the tape in their article from September 4, nor give any updates. As shown above, Germany's denial was released on September 3. Instead, in the same article, RIA Novosti advances narratives that Navalny's symptoms do not correspond to poisoning with nerve agent Novichok and that Germany won't provide the samples to Russia, to mutually strengthen the claims. Both narrative are false. See debunking on the Insider as for Novichok's poisoning symptoms. Also, the German authorities "agreed a long time ago" to satisfy the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office for legal assistance in the case of the possible poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Background Russian opposition leader and a critic of Vladimir Putin Alexey Navalny has been suffering from suspected poisoning. He fell ill during a flight and the plane had to make an emergency landing in Omsk, where doctors said he was in a coma. Navalny has since been transferred to Berlin and is receiving treatment at Berlin's Charite Hospital. Clinical findings indicate poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors, said Charite. At the request of the Charité, a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory carried out toxicological tests on samples from Alexei Navalny. The results of these tests have revealed unequivocal proof of the presence of a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group. Germany will forward the results of the toxicological test to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.