Disinfo: Moldova could be the target of Western-backed colour revolution to pressure Russia

Summary

Washington could be organizing a color revolution and mass protests in Moldova like the ones that have already gripped Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.

The U.S. State Department ordered its embassy in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau to encourage the opposition to organize mass protests to demand an annulment if Dodon is re-elected. According to Russian secret services, U.S. diplomats are also trying to persuade Moldovan security forces not to interfere in possible street protests and to immediately “side with the people.”

The destabilization of the post-Soviet space has all the signs of a planned and coordinated campaign to pressurize Russia by creating hotspots on or near its borders. The U.S. is the only country in the world that has enough resources and motivation to organize persistent and constant campaigns and has been actively indifferent or encouraging destabilization in countries on or near Russia’s frontiers, whether it be Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia-Azerbaijan or elsewhere.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions, part of a campaign to a priori portray any opposition protests in Moldova as destabilisation effort orchestrated from abroad. No evidence is provided to support the allegations.

The disinformation message appeared a week ahead of the presidential elections in Moldova.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives frequently claim that popular protests around the world are allegedly incited, and funded, by the US and other Western states, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” revolts, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others. This narrative claims that protests, disorders, and civil uprisings are never manifestations of popular discontent but are “colour revolutions” directed and funded by the West.

See further debunking by Moldovan fact-checkers of the claims, that the EU and US were trying to interfere in Moldovan election.

See similar cases claiming that the protests in Belarus are a colour revolution conducted according to a Maidan scenario and that the West wants to prepare Maidan in Belarus.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: election meddling, Colour revolutions

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